‘Le Poirier Fou’ Pouilly-Fumé 2022



Exquisitely premium Pouilly-Fumé from a small plot, ‘le Poirier Fou’, just east of Pouilly-sur-Loire on the Loire river.

The Sauvignon Blanc grapes are harvested at night, with gentle pressing and natural fermentation at a low temperature over 3 weeks. The wine is then aged on fine lees for 12 months to develop complexity and texture.

Crystalline and shiny with a green-gold hue, the nose is very complex with a dominance of dried fruits and gooseberries. The palate is powerful, tense, lush and quite dense, passionfruit and fig most evident, with great aromatic finesse and impressive length marked by hints of candied citrus, honey and gunflint. It’s quite divine.

Serve with seafood in rich sauces, chicken, duck or pork.

  • Rich, opulent, minerally
  • 750ml
  • 13% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2025
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Producer: Caves de Pouilly-sur-Loire

This cooperative in the river-side village of Pouilly-sur-Loire was founded in 1948 by a handful of winemakers and continues to work with a group of dedicated growers whose vineyards stretch across Pouilly Fumé, Pouilly-sur-Loire and Coteaux du Giennois.

Sprawling some eight kilometres along the well-exposed slopes that border the right bank of the Loire River, the cooperative’s vineyards receive bountiful sunshine ensuring optimal ripeness at harvest.

The group produce an impressive 10% of the total production of Pouilly Fumé and Pouilly-sur-Loire, including 100 hectares of Pouilly Fumé, which is comprised entirely of Sauvignon Blanc. The soil here is varied, but the unique Kimmeridgian marl is dominant, lending more body to Sauvignon Blancs of this appellation.

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