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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.
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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.
From 30,000 to 34,000 bottles/year depending on the vintage
36 years old
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.
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.
No malolactic fermentation
Long conservation on fine lees in stainless steel tanks to enhance texture and youth character