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Francis Blanchet, Pouilly-Fumé, Les Pernets, 2020

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Francis Blanchet, Pouilly-Fumé, Les Pernets, 2020

The Blanchet family make such an authentic wine, so true to the appellation, with bite and stony character, and always at a very fair price. Bright citrus over a mineral acid thread. Fresh and bone dry on the finish. Pair with anything from... Read More

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Francis Blanchet, Pouilly-Fumé, Les Pernets, 2020
Francis Blanchet, Pouilly-Fumé, Les Pernets, 2020

ColourWhite

RegionLoire

Sub RegionPouilly-Fumé

GrowerFrancis Blanchet

Grape VarietySauvignon Blanc

Vintage2020

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeBLA120

Style

Dry

Dry > Sweet

Loire Valley

In early February I undertook our annual visit to the wine fair in Angers, escaping the snow which engulfed much of the UK during that week.

This is the yearly opportunity for the vast majority of vignerons in the Loire valley to show off their latest offerings to the rest of the world. The early season’s weather in 2008 was not kind, with variously frost, hail and torrential...

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Sauvignon Blanc

Origins      

  • Probably in Bordeaux region
  • Parent of red grape Cabernet Sauvignon (established by DNA analysis)

Characteristics

  • Vigorous plant, so can be too leafy and overproductive
  • Aromas and flavours described as: herbaceous, grassy and nettley; Gooseberries; but can also show more tropical fruits...
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Francis Blanchet, Pouilly-Fumé, Les Pernets, 2020

The Blanchet family make such an authentic wine, so true to the appellation, with bite and stony character, and always at a very fair price. Bright citrus over a mineral acid thread. Fresh and bone dry on the finish. Pair with anything from simply prepared white fish to smoked salmon or eel. Now-2022

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