Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Loire Valley, France
Winemaker’s Notes: Light golden color. A lovely bouquet that focuses on fruit of ripe melon, apples and lively grapefruit, followed by a touch of fresh foliage and green herbal notes. Clean and very precise in the mouth with lots of juicy citrus, hints of spiced grapefruit zest and that typical mineral spine of gunflint.
My Review: I’ve really enjoyed Last Bottle Wines–the option to try wines that I either can’t get my hands on at my local shop (which, for the record, is excellent), or to try things I may not even think to look for, has been welcome. Why am I saying this? Because, while I very much enjoy Sauvignon Blanc, I’ll admit that when I see the word “Fume,” my brain doesn’t automatically make the connection, and I’ll often just keep moving to another wine.
Fortunately, because of Last Bottle Wines getting me to slow down and read their notes to see if this is a wine that I want, I’ve been better about trying wines that I may have otherwise skipped over, like the 2018 Florian Mollet Pouilly Fume.
In the glass the wine was light; very pale with just a hint of yellow. On the nose I got aromas of white flowers, citrus, and flint. On the palate the wine was crisp and bracing, with minerals notes of flint and stone joined by citrus flavors of grapefruit and lemon/lime.
I didn’t pair this wine with anything, just enjoying it on an unseasonably warm day in North Carolina, but I think pairing it with some oysters would be a no-brainer; I imagine the combination of citrus and mineral would be amazing with some salty oysters with a dash or two of hot sauce (my preferred way of enjoying them).
This is definitely one to look for as we move into summer; a summer on the beach with an oyster roast and a bottle of 2018 Florian Mollet Pouilly Fume would be pretty good summer.
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