Domaine Jacques Carroy – Pouilly Fumé

White wine

Tasting note

The lively fruit of this wine is enhanced by a touch of flintiness and bracing minerality

Grapes
Sauvignon Blanc

Flavour
Delicate  Intense

Sweetness
Dry Sweet

Body
Light Robust

Tannin
None Intense

At a glance

Pale golden color with an intense nose that starts off with evergreen notes but is dominated by the strong minerality that is true to the region. Further aeration reveals subtle citrus and white floral aromas.

Though the characteristic acidity of Sauvignon Blanc is bright and refreshing in this wine, it is surprisingly generous in the mouth. The evergreen and citrus flavors are confirmed on the palate with a lengthy finish and just a touch of hazelnut at the end.

Winemaking

20+ year-old vines on clay-limestone soil
Ageing and vinification in stainless steel

The region – Pouilly Fumé, Loire Valley

Pouilly-Fumé owes its wine-growing roots to Benedictine monks dating back as far as the 11th century. The wines from this region often have a slight scent of smoke or gunpowder to them. This comes from the flint in the soil. Unlike its cousin Sancerre on the other side of the Loire river, wines with the Pouilly-Fumé distinction can only be white from the Sauvignon Blanc grape.