Jean-Pierre Bailly Pouilly Fumé La Craie 2018, Loire

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One of France's classic Sauvignon Blanc wines. There's freshness and depth, with citrus and floral notes on the nose, along with the telltale whiff of gunsmoke. The flavours are ripe and intense, laced with a fresh citrus acidity. This is a young'un but it's drinking well already and will continue to improve for some time. Enjoy with smoked fish, shellfish or anything involving goat's cheese.

Loire Sauvignon Blanc at its lean, elegant and intense best
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Percentage Alcohol

13.5

Region

Pouilly-Fumé

Grape Variety

Sauvignon Blanc

Country

France

Style

Crisp Dry White

Vintage

2018

Food Match

ArrayGoats' Cheese, Mediterranean, White Fish

Vegan

vegan

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The Producer

Situated in the heart of the Pouilly-Fumé appellation, Domaine Jean-Pierre Bailly has seventeen hectares of vines growing on limestone and the Kimmeridgian marl soils, perfect material for the production of the classic flinty, smoky notes found in the best Pouilly Fumé.

Tom Cannavan Reviews

Don't just take our word for it; here's what wine writer Tom Cannavan has to say:

"What a delightful Sauvignon Blanc from a fifth-generation winemaker in the Loire Valley’s Pouilly-Fumé, famed for its kimmeridgian soils, a la Chablis that can give a faint whiff of flint and gun smoke that is so appealing in the mix. Here, a cool, classic and unforced example marries that to perfectly ripe and beautifully poised fruit, hinting at exotic mango and lychee, but its natural restraint tugging that back to ripe pear and peach. In the mouth just gorgeous: a medium-bodied creaminess of texture, loads of fruit, dazzling freshness and that mineral salt etching the finish" (Tom's reviewing the 2017 vintage here.)

The Region

The vineyards of Pouilly Fume can be found across the river from Sancerre in the eastern Loire Valley, with white wines produced from Sauvignon Blanc. The word fume refers to the universally recognised aromas of smoke and gun-flint found in the wine which comes from the unique clay-limestone soils and Kimmeridgian marls which are found on the slopes close to the river.
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Pea And Goats Cheese Risotto

Risottos pair well with both reds and whites so consider the other ingredients when choosing a wine match - the combination of sweet peas and salty goats cheese call for a vibrant white with lots of fruit flavour - try Jean-Pierre's Bailly Pouilly Fumé
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Chilean Fish Stew

Pair rich fish stews with vibrant, zesty whites such as Loire Sauvignon Blanc which have enough fruit flavour to balance out the punchy garlic, herbs and tomatoes.
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Kale, Quinoa and Roasted Pumpkin Pilaf

A tasty vegan pilaf for all occasions, whip up this simple, healthy dish to satisfy any guest - carnivore or herbivore - all will devour this with a glass of Jean-Pierre Bailly's Pouilly Fumé La Craie.
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