Pouilly-Fumé’s complexity originates from the various Pouilly-Fumé terroirs. Like nowhere in the world, the Sauvignon Blanc grape variety reveals its full potential thanks to the diverse terroirs of Pouilly. Thanks to rigorous work in the vineyard and the winery, J. de Villebois encapsulates the spirit of the Pouilly-Fumé appellation.
Tasting Notes Pale yellow-green color. The subtle nose reveals a combination of smoky and ripe fruit flavors. The palate is dominated by flavors of candied pineapple, peach, and mango. An elegant acidity supports the typical “smoky” flavors of Pouilly Fumé and completes this great wine.
Vineyard The Sauvignon Blanc grapes are grown on the main Pouilly Fumé terroirs: Villiers and Barrois Limestones, marls with oyster shells, and clayey-flint soils.
Winemaking The grapes are quickly transported to the winery to minimize skin contact before gentle pressing into a pneumatic press. The grape juices are fermented traditionally in stainless steel tanks for 7-15 days.
Ageing The newly-made wine is aged on its fine lees in stainless steel tanks for at least six months. It is then blended and bottled in the spring following the harvest.
Food Pairing Delicious on its own or as an apéritif. Goes very well with oysters and lobster, rich seafood dishes, and goat cheeses (Crottin de Chavignol, Sainte Maure de Touraine).