Domaine du Clos du Roc

2018 'Florian Mollet' Pouilly-Fumé

Sauvignon Blanc

France: Loire Valley

Offer Expired:Mar 26, 2021 at 11:59 pm
$39.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Cirque du Citron

Pouilly-Fumé! 25 bucks! 94 points!

Need precision on your palate? Laser-sharp focus? Got briny oysters to down? Scallops to butter-poach?

Look no further.

With enough ‘crushed stones’ to pause any minerality-denier or build a shrine to white wine with, this is the juiciest, raciest thing that has graced our palates in a while.

Brilliant white gold with lemony accents greets the eye. Intensely perfumed, you’re nose soaks in waves of grapefruit pith, jasmine, honeysuckle, lime, and lemongrass. Onto the palate: SO. MUCH. ACIDITY. All enveloped inside a creamy, silky glove that delivers a soft blow within a jolt. Hard to describe really. Must experience to grasp what we mean. The finish is long and fascinating, as all citrus you can imagine peeks through a flinty backbone. Pair with what else but seafood, of course, from sushi to sashimi, from ahi poke to creamy shellfish linguine, and on and on.

Pouilly-Fumé is ground zero for the purest, most transparent manifestation of Sauvignon Blanc in the world, and this example is TEXTBOOK. Granted, you can even add a zero to experience some of the cult counterparts from this appellation, this is a stupendous value that more than delivers a glimpse of what makes Loire’s Sauvignons so irresistibly zesty and sought after.

Spring is around the corner, back up the truck!

94 Points – James Suckling

“Wonderful aromas of dried flowers to the cooked apple and some lime. Green papaya too. Medium to full body. Fruity and minerally finish. Drink now.”

Tasting Profile

Look:

Brilliant white gold with lemony accents greets the eye

Smell:

The perfume wafts from the glass with grapefruit pith, jasmine, honeysuckle, lime, and lemongrass

Taste:

SO. MUCH. ACIDITY. All enveloped inside a creamy, silky glove that delivers a soft blow within a jolt

Finish:

Long and fascinating, as all citrus you can imagine peek through a flinty backbone

Pairing:

Seafood, of course, sushi, sashimi, ahi poke, creamy shellfish linguine, and on and on

What the Winery Says

Winemakers
Florian Mollet
Vintage
2018
Varietal
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Pouilly-Fumé AOC, Nièvre, Loire Valley
Soils
Silex - freshwater-fossils & sandy marl deposits
Altitude
180-220 meters above sea level
Alcohol
13%
Total acidity
3.98
pH
3.17
Residual sugar
1.38
Aging
6 months on fine lees
Batonnage
Weekly
Vessels
100% Stainless Steel

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Mar 26, 2021 at 11:59 pm
$39.00
Avg. Price
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