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MASSON-BLONDELET - Pouilly Fume - Loire Valley, France

MASSON-BLONDELET - POUILLY FUME - SAUVIGNON BLANC - Loire Valley, FRANCE

An excellent expression of the Sauvignon Blanc grape in its Loire Valley homeland, this is rich in gooseberry flavours with herbal, nettle and elderflower undercurrents. The aromas combine grapefruit and herbal notes yet it is a less aggressive Sauvignon Blanc that offers a good balance of sweetness vs. acidity, and light and fresh on the palate.

Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

CLUB MEMBER RM130.00

VINEYARD

Michelle and Jean-Michel Masson created Domaine Masson-Blondelet when they got married, in 1975, being the sixth generation of vine-growers and producers of pouilly fume in the family.

The estate is 21 hectares in size, which are planted on the best sites in the heart of the Appellation Pouilly-Fume (AOC). We also have got some vines in Sancerre, which come from Michelle’s father.Famille Masson

We are vine-growers and producers of pouilly fume which means that we only sell the wine that comes from our own production, contrary to wine-merchant-maturers.

For 12 years now, our children work with us on the estate. After his degree in the viticultural high-school of Mâcon-Davayé, Pierre-François, now directs the workers team in the vineyard. He also manages the making of the wines in the cellar. His sister, Mélanie gives the hand in the cellar during the harvest and supervises the sales of the estate.

They are the seventh generation… The whole team is 9 people in total, working as well in the vines as in the cellar.

Wine facts

Total Production:

From 30,000 to 34,000 bottles/year depending on the vintage

Winemakers:

Pierre-François Masson

Producer:

Domaine Masson-Blondelet

Variant:

750 ml

Average Age of Vines:

36 years old

Average Vineyard Altitude:

244 meters

Density:

6,600 plants/ha

Production:

225 hl

Sustainably Farmed:

NO USE of CHEMICAL FERTILISER - for more than 30 years, NOR INSECTICIDE, NOR WEED-KILLER since 2002. Vines are regularly tilled to oxygenate the ground, pruning is short.

Harvest Method:

Mechanical

Sorting:

Immediate destemming

Fermentation and Maceration:

Immediate press after harvest to avoid skin contact or oxidation. Very gentle press in pneumatic press, fermentation in stainless steel tanks after cold settling. NO maceration.

Malolactic Fermentation:

No malolactic fermentation

Aging:

Long conservation on fine lees in stainless steel tanks to enhance texture and youth character

Alcohol:

12.5%

Vintage:

2017

Country:

FRANCE

Grape Varietal:

Sauvignon Blanc

SKU:

LO10

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