MASSON-BLONDELET Pouilly Fume - Sauv Blanc

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Product SKU
LO10
Vintage: 2018
MASSON-BLONDELET Pouilly Fume - Sauv Blanc
$48.00
Country FRANCE Region Loire Valley Grape Varietal Sauvignon Blanc

Product Description

Description A stunning example of Pouilly-Fume and another clear demonstration of the difference between the old-world and the new. Aromas combine grapefruit and herbal notes but it's not aggressive like many modern examples of Sauvignon Blanc. Light and fresh on the palate, displaying a good balance of sweetness vs. acidity. Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage. How to pair it Meat Pair with poultry or white meats after several years. Seafood Pair with fish when young Cheese A great match with goat cheese

Accolades

Awards

Wine Enthusiast 90 Points

American wine and lifestyle magazine that offers wine industry news, educational articles and wine ratings. One of the top 3 wine magazines in the USA.

Critique Review

Named after the Roman who built a villa where Pouilly now is, this is a ripe, smoothly textured and ageworthy wine. Ripe apples and apricots are cut with lemon acidity, balancing the wine and giving it a full, rich aftertaste. Drink from 2020.

Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, January 2019

Some flinty aromas, box hedge and snow peas. Unripe mango and apples flavours, the flintiness comes through as a low key mineral element, good zesty citrus notes. Ripe style, good length on finish.

86/100, IWSC 2019

Wine Facts

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Grape Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage 2018
Region Loire Valley
Country FRANCE
Winemakers Pierre-François Masson
Producer Domaine Masson-Blondelet
Average age of vines 36 years old
Production method 225 hl
Harvest method Mechanical
Fermentation & maceration Immediate press after harvest to avoid skin contact or oxidation. Very gentle press in pneumatic press, fermentation in stainless steel tanks after cold settling. NO maceration.
Aging Long conservation on fine lees in stainless steel tanks to enhance texture and youth character
Mouth Attribute Full-bodied, Medium-bodied, Sweet
SKU LO10

Vineyard Info

Michelle and Jean-Michel Masson created DOMAINE MASSON-BLONDELET in 1975. In 1980, in the heart of the village of Pouilly, they built a buried cellar on 3 levels to work by gravity. In 2000, their 2 children Mélanie and Pierre-François joined them. They are now the seventh generation of winemakers of the estate. Their 22 hectares of vines of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir are planted on slopes on the best terroirs of the AOC. They are oriented South/South-East and can benefit of a micro-climate created by the Loire River. At this place, the river is classified as a natural reserve.

Domaine Masson-Blondelet apply sustainable and natural practices in their vineyard and haven't used any chemical fertilisers for more than 45 years and have stopped the use of herbicides and insectticides since 2002!

Description A stunning example of Pouilly-Fume and another clear demonstration of the difference between the old-world and the new. Aromas combine grapefruit and herbal notes but it's not aggressive like many modern examples of Sauvignon Blanc. Light and fresh on the palate, displaying a good balance of sweetness vs. acidity. Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage. How to pair it Meat Pair with poultry or white meats after several years. Seafood Pair with fish when young Cheese A great match with goat cheese

Awards

Wine Enthusiast 90 Points

American wine and lifestyle magazine that offers wine industry news, educational articles and wine ratings. One of the top 3 wine magazines in the USA.

Critique Review

Named after the Roman who built a villa where Pouilly now is, this is a ripe, smoothly textured and ageworthy wine. Ripe apples and apricots are cut with lemon acidity, balancing the wine and giving it a full, rich aftertaste. Drink from 2020.

Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, January 2019

Some flinty aromas, box hedge and snow peas. Unripe mango and apples flavours, the flintiness comes through as a low key mineral element, good zesty citrus notes. Ripe style, good length on finish.

86/100, IWSC 2019
More Information
Grape Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage 2018
Region Loire Valley
Country FRANCE
Winemakers Pierre-François Masson
Producer Domaine Masson-Blondelet
Average age of vines 36 years old
Production method 225 hl
Harvest method Mechanical
Fermentation & maceration Immediate press after harvest to avoid skin contact or oxidation. Very gentle press in pneumatic press, fermentation in stainless steel tanks after cold settling. NO maceration.
Aging Long conservation on fine lees in stainless steel tanks to enhance texture and youth character
Mouth Attribute Full-bodied, Medium-bodied, Sweet
SKU LO10

Michelle and Jean-Michel Masson created DOMAINE MASSON-BLONDELET in 1975. In 1980, in the heart of the village of Pouilly, they built a buried cellar on 3 levels to work by gravity. In 2000, their 2 children Mélanie and Pierre-François joined them. They are now the seventh generation of winemakers of the estate. Their 22 hectares of vines of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir are planted on slopes on the best terroirs of the AOC. They are oriented South/South-East and can benefit of a micro-climate created by the Loire River. At this place, the river is classified as a natural reserve.

Domaine Masson-Blondelet apply sustainable and natural practices in their vineyard and haven't used any chemical fertilisers for more than 45 years and have stopped the use of herbicides and insectticides since 2002!