La Cave D’Augustin Florent Pouilly Fume (6 x 750mL) Loire Valley, France

Description:

Pouilly-Fumé A dry white wine made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes and is one of the Loire Valley's most revered wines. It is rivalled in this regard only by Sancerre, just the other side of the Loire River, and perhaps Vouvray.

The Pouilly-Fumé appellation was created in 1937 originally as Blanc Fume.

Pouilly-Fumé is an appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) for the dry sauvignon blanc white wine produced around Pouilly-sur-Loire, in the Nièvre département. Another white wine produced in the same area but with a different grape variety is called Pouilly-sur-Loire.

The Pouilly-Fumé vineyards area includes seven parishes on the right bank of the Loire River, approximately in central of France. These run from Mesves-sur-Loire in the south to Saint-Martin-sur-Nohain, a few kilometres to the north. These villages are in Burgundy, although Pouilly

Pouilly Fumé (and its slightly more famous sibling, Sancerre) hails from the upper reaches of the Loire River. Pronounced POO-ee foo-MAY, it is easily confused on the shelf with Pouilly Fuissé (that’s POO-ee foo-SAY), an appellation in Burgundy that specializes in Chardonnay.

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The vineyards that comprise this distinct appellation are in the vicinity of Pouilly-sur-Loire, almost entirely on the eastern flank of the river. The climate here is more continental than downstream (where you will find other well-regarded Loire white wines such as Vouvray and Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine), but the real factor in what makes Pouilly-Fumé unique lies underground. Here, limestone and flinty clay impart the wine with a smokey quality (“fumé”). That — paired with a richness and depth in warm vintages — transforms this version of Sauvignon Blanc into something extraordinary and unique.

Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre boast many of the same qualities and given that Sauvignon Blanc is not really the most “site expressive” grape, it has been noted by several critics that it can be difficult to draw distinctions between these two wines. In fact, variance might be more easily chalked up to the diligence (or negligence) of the winemaker.

One more thing of note: Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre are known as fresh wines that nicely balance umami and salty flavours, and they are worth drinking in the first year or two of their release. No need to age them to see their best stuff.

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La Cave D’Augustin Florent Pouilly Fume (6 x 750mL) Loire Valley, France

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Pouilly-Fumé A dry white wine made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes and is one of the Loire Valley's most revered wines. It is rivalled in this regard only by Sancerre, just the other side of the Loire River, and perhaps Vouvray.

The Pouilly-Fumé appellation was created in 1937 originally as Blanc Fume.

Pouilly-Fumé is an appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) for the dry sauvignon blanc white wine produced around Pouilly-sur-Loire, in the Nièvre département. Another white wine produced in the same area but with a different grape variety is called Pouilly-sur-Loire.

The Pouilly-Fumé vineyards area includes seven parishes on the right bank of the Loire River, approximately in central of France. These run from Mesves-sur-Loire in the south to Saint-Martin-sur-Nohain, a few kilometres to the north. These villages are in Burgundy, although Pouilly

Pouilly Fumé (and its slightly more famous sibling, Sancerre) hails from the upper reaches of the Loire River. Pronounced POO-ee foo-MAY, it is easily confused on the shelf with Pouilly Fuissé (that’s POO-ee foo-SAY), an appellation in Burgundy that specializes in Chardonnay.

.

The vineyards that comprise this distinct appellation are in the vicinity of Pouilly-sur-Loire, almost entirely on the eastern flank of the river. The climate here is more continental than downstream (where you will find other well-regarded Loire white wines such as Vouvray and Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine), but the real factor in what makes Pouilly-Fumé unique lies underground. Here, limestone and flinty clay impart the wine with a smokey quality (“fumé”). That — paired with a richness and depth in warm vintages — transforms this version of Sauvignon Blanc into something extraordinary and unique.

Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre boast many of the same qualities and given that Sauvignon Blanc is not really the most “site expressive” grape, it has been noted by several critics that it can be difficult to draw distinctions between these two wines. In fact, variance might be more easily chalked up to the diligence (or negligence) of the winemaker.

One more thing of note: Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre are known as fresh wines that nicely balance umami and salty flavours, and they are worth drinking in the first year or two of their release. No need to age them to see their best stuff.

Region:
FRA - Loire
State:
Imported
Country:
France

Winery Tasting Notes

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A texturally fascinating wine that rolls around the palate like a bundle of molten brightness. Presents a vibrant off-gold colour, and aromas reminiscent of apricot, heather, white flowers, and matchstick, as well as hints of green grass and grapefruit. The apricot note on the palate is like a pitch-perfect note that sustains and lingers. Most excellent all on its own, but it pairs quite well with crusted chicken breast, sea food and crustaceans with mustard-vinaigrette salad, or any food that has a bit of tang to it.

Other Information

  • non-vintage
  • 6 x 750mL units
  • FRA - Loire, Imported
  • Cork closure
  • 12% alc.
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