Bruno Blondelet ~ Pouilly Fumé AOC 2017

Bruno Blondelet ~ Pouilly Fumé AOC 2017
£17.95 / bottle£204.63 / case (12 bottles)

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Country: France
Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Loire Valley
Style: Crisp Light Whites
Wine Types: White Wines
Wine Types: New Wines
Drink: now to 2022
ABV: 13%

Tasting Notes

Bruno Blondelet is from a family of Pouilly Fumé producers; his family have been producing wine in the Loire Valley for 3 generations. Note, to avoid confusion Pouilly Fumé is Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire whilst Pouilly Fuissé is Chardonnay from Burgundy. Both classy French wines but quite different.

Bruno has a number of small vineyards (totalling 12 hectares); he makes separate Sauvignon Blanc wines from each of his vineyards and then blends them into his classic Pouilly Fumé. Sometimes oak may be used for the Pouilly Fumé appellation but not for this one as Bruno wants to create an aromatic Sauvignon Blanc expressive of the grape and of the unique flinty soils of the Pouilly Fumé region.

Bruno Blondelet's Pouilly Fumé is a lovely, complex wine with classic gooseberry and green apple aromas and flavours but also with hints of tangerines and nectarines. There is also a touch of flintiness, a little like wet stones. There is a certain light creaminess to the wine veering towards a medium body but the wine is essentially light and refreshingly crisp as you would expect from a really well-made cool climate Sauvignon Blanc.

Food Pairing

Unoaked Pouilly Fumé like this one will go well with seafood, fish and poultry dishes. Also, perhaps surprisingly, it can cope with goats cheese, ricotta even feta and Parmesan and acidic food like vinaigrette and tomatoes.

This Pouilly Fumé is a classic expression of Sauvignon Blanc, similar to the other prestigious Sauvignon Blanc appellation, Sancerre, but a little more minerally; it is complex with a light creamy texture, yet refreshingly crisp

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