Pouilly Fumé

Pouilly fumé 2015

Pouilly fumé 2015

Pouilly Fumé 2015 : rich and elegant

Winter 2014-2015 was one of the least cold for 100 years. After a mild start followed by a somewhat cooler February (but still no frosts), winter came to an end in March. Temperatures were well within seasonal norms. 
Until the end of February winter rainfall was higher than average, helping to build up a good reserve of water in the soils and subsoils ready for spring. 

The growth cycle kicked in slightly late, but mild temperatures from April 8th onwards quickly made up for any delay. Warm weather coupled with good water availability encouraged bud break, which progressed evenly and without any major problems. Sunshine was the order of the day In fact it was more like an early summer, with only small amounts of infrequent rainfall. 
Flowering started in the first half of June. Conditions were good, with temperatures slightly higher than average and little rainfall. The first week of July brought scorching temperatures.
Veraison started at the beginning of August, but the extremely dry conditions slowed progress down considerably; however, a rainy episode in mid-August changed everything, and veraison finished very quickly. 
The dry weather acted as a natural suppressant for pests and diseases. Powdery mildew was closely monitored and kept under control.

Ripening conditions were very good. Given the summer weather, we were expecting smallish berries with low acidity – it was to be part and parcel of the year’s experiences.
However, a final period of rainfall at the end of August was of great benefit to the vines, which still needed a little more water. The berries started to grow at last, and the rain had little effect on the speed of ripening. Sugar content rose rapidly and any reduction in acidity levels was contained. Technological and phenolic ripeness was quickly reached, and the fruit remained in excellent health. Harvest dates could be decided by tasting alone, and all the different components came together in a well-balanced, harmonious way.

 Harvest

We began on the 9th of september : very good conditions for a week of harvest.

Tasting notes about Pouilly Fumé 2015

Pouilly Fumé 2015  is rich and elegant. It's warm and dense, offset by a refreshing tang of acidity.

They express a good balance thanks to a nice freshness. The aromas are intense and complex. They are dominated by white fruits (peach, pear), tropical fruits( mango), with touches of citrus and fine minerality.

The mouth is long, fruity and dense.