A steely and fresh Sauvignon Blanc with sharp, citrus, gooseberry and a whiff of mineral smoke. Classic with goat cheese, but also great with most fish dishes.
Sauvignon Blanc is a white variety that came originally from Bordeaux, but is now grown all over the world. Today key areas are the Loire where it produces grassy, mineral, smoky wines and Marlborough where it makes exotic elderflower and gooseberry scented wines. Acidity is always high and body medium.
Jean-Claude is the scion of the famous Dagueneau family. His vineyards are situated in the terroir called Les Berthiers in the village of Saint-Andelain. This area is composed almost exclusively of hillside vineyards overlooking the Loire river and facing south-southwest. Consequently, these are some of the best sites in the appellation with great drainage and exposure to the sun.
Pouilly-Fumé is a famous Loire appellation that produces exclusively white wines Sauvignon Blanc. The appellation is located on the right bank of the Loire River with the region of Sancerre on the other side. At 1,200 hectares, it is approximately half the size of Sancerre. The wines are know for their minerality and smokiness.
Pouilly-Fumé with restrained citrus and gooseberry fruit and high acidity extremely food friendly and works with shellfish, fish, smoked fish and is especially good with creamy goat cheese. Also surprisingly good with curries.