White wine of the Loire not to be confused with Pouilly Fuissé.
Situated on the right bank of the Loire, the appellation owes its name to the grape variety that composes it: Sauvignon, also called "Blanc Fumé", which covers the entire area of the south-facing vineyard. Thus, the appellation allows only one grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc. Remarkably fruity, its this that earnt the reputation of the AOC, which only produces a very elegant and fragrant dry white wine.
The excellence of Pouilly Fumé varies according to the nature of the soil, whether it is limestone, Kimmeridgian marl or flint. There are thus several styles of Pouilly Fumé, ranging from fruity to mineral wines.
This very clear white wine, yellow with green reflections, is fleshy and tasty on the palate with an exquisite bouquet of pronounced aromas that improve over the years. Some are characterized by a strong minerality of "flint stone" aromas (flint terroir). Although dry, it still has a pleasant suppleness. Not to be confused with Pouilly Fuissé bourguignon!
To better discover it, savour the vintages of the Guy Saget, Jean-Claude Dagueneau, Château De Tracy or Château Favray estates.