Domaine de Bel Air Pouilly Fume 2015

£13.99

  • TASTING NOTE

Pale lemon yellow in colour. The nose is clean with crisp citrus fruit notes and subtle white flowers. The firm, mineral palate has excellent balance of fine, almost salty acidity with intense lemon, flint and pear flavours and a long finish. It is medium to full-bodied.

Domaine de Bel Air has 14 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc vineyards on different soils: Kimmeridgian limestone, clay-chalk (argilo-calcaire) and sandy chalk. The vineyards are south-facing and benefit from a favourable microclimate thanks to their very close proximity to the River Loire, which moderates the cold temperatures of the region, encouraging greater ripeness and flavour development.

The grapes were pressed in a Bucher pneumatic press which ensured good but gentle extraction of the aromatic Sauvignon Blanc character. Fermentation took place in enamelled steel, stainless steel and epoxy-lined underground vats with temperatures held at 19ºC, all of which retained the wine`s freshness and purity of fruit. The wine remained on its lees during the winter. The finished wine is a blend of  parcels planted on three different soil types, giving a wine with added complexity and depth.

13% abv

 

Domaine de Bel Air Pouilly Fume 2015
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