Pouilly Fumé – Coteau des Girarmes

Pouilly Fumé vies with its neighbour across the river, Sancerre, to make the most classically defined French Sauvignon Blanc.

Fumé is always regarded as having a ‘gun-flint’ character. As with Sancerre the soil is a limestone-clay mixture, though in general the clay content higher and limestone lower than its neighbour, which then gives way to more sandy clay around the commune of Tracy, where Roger Pabiot is based.

As a result of the soils, the wine is normally fuller, richer and slightly less subtlety defined. Unlike Sancerre no red or rose is produced in the AC.

Grape Varieties:
Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol/VOL:
13.0%
Vintage:
2017
Tasting Notes:

Slightly more fruit driven but still a classic, flinty-smoky style of Pouilly Fumé. An engaging nose giving a slight elderflower bouquet with citrus notes; soft fruit emerges from a light, clean, minerally palate, rounded off with a hint of lime: fine and elegant.

 

 

Other:
Vegan , Vegetarian

About the Producer

Domaine Roger Pabiot

Roger Pabiot is a 4th generation winemaker working from a 21ha domaine in Tracy-sur-Loire which includes some 80 year old vines – the average age is 25 years.

The varied terroir includes the four different soils of the region: hard limestone, flinty clay, sandy terraces and Kimmeridgian marl – each lending particular characteristics in the blending of the final wine

 

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