Pouilly Fume, Domaine de Bel Air Half - £9.05
Producer: Domaine de Bel Air
Region: Loire, France
Only a stones throw from Sancerre, this wine is the winner of a Gold Medal at the International Wine Challenge in 2008. This Pouilly Fume is a class act.
The Pouilly Fumé grape is derived from the sauvignon blanc, with egg-shaped berries, when mature, these berries are covered in a smoke-coloured, grey bloom, which explains why Pouilly wine growers, talk about Blanc Fumé (smoked white) to describe the sauvignon grape or wines produced from it.
The word “fumé” also refers to the incomparable, universally-recognized aromas and bouquet (or fumet – smokey aroma – the famous gun flint aroma, released by rubbing two flints together), which comes from the outstanding land of Pouilly sur Loire vineyards.
It is in Pouilly sur Loire, that the Sauvignon grape develops complexity and aromatic palate. Dry, fruity, white, Pouilly Fumé is full-bodied and reflects the inimitable taste of the Pouilly land in its bottle thanks to its "flinty" aromas.
Product Order Code: PFUMEBAIR
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
ABV: 12.5% Size: 37.5 Closure: Cork Vintage: 2011