2017 Michel Redde et Fils Pouilly-Fume La Moynerie
2017 Michel Redde et Fils Pouilly-Fume La Moynerie; Loire, France
Winemaker Notes; This classic Sauvignon Blanc expresses the aromatic mineral purity of its diverse soils. Crisp and fresh on the palate, the wine features notes of smoke and gunflint with intense grassy aromas on the nose. Pair with grilled fish or white meat.
WS91 Wine Spectator; Pretty, with a rounded frame but zingy spine, as lemon curd, white peach and white asparagus flavors glide through, backed by a lingering flint note on the finish. Drink now through 2022.
Sauvignon Blanc is a white-wine grape from western France, now successfully grown in emerging and established wine regions all over the world. The variety produces lightly colored, aromatic dry white wines with fresh acidity. However, its geographical spread and versatility mean it is found in a range of styles from classic dry white wines; to individual, highly aromatic international interpretations; to unctuously sweet, botrytised wines.
Pouilly-Fumé – a dry white wine made from Sauvignon Blanc grapes – is one of the Loire Valley’s most revered wines. It is rivaled in this regard only by Sancerre, just the other side of the Loire River, and perhaps Vouvray. The Pouilly-Fumé appellation was created in 1937 originally as Blanc Fumé de Pouilly. The village’s Chasselas-based wines gained the Pouilly-sur-Loire title at the same time.
Michel Redde and his son, Thierry, are the fifth and sixth generations of a family which has since early in the last century been grower-producers in a beautiful corner of the Loire Valley. The Redde estate of “La Moynerie” covers 85 acres just north of the town of Pouilly-sur-Loire, which has been extended piece by piece over the past few decades from the original 15 acres owned when Michel Redde took control of the property.