Pouilly-Fume Villa Paulus 2020 Domaine Masson Blondelet
Vines grown on two types of soil (Marne and Calcaire), give the wine a terrific balance and depth, and that smokey richness that only Pouilly-Fume can achieve. (2018 12.5% abv)
Jean-Michel Masson is passionate about his wines and this motivation is reflected in the sheer quality of his produce. He strives to produce wines as in keeping with the unique terroirs of his vineyards as possible.
This is very much a family domaine with his wife Michelle, daughter Melanie and son Pierre. The entire family always seems to be happy and smiling and they clearly enjoy a good laugh - often at the expense of their customers.
For some time now, we have persuaded Jean-Michel to let us have some of his Sancerre Blanc from the Thauvenay vineyard. It is distinctly rich and zesty with more weight than the Laporte version due to the very different terroir at Thauvenay. It has plenty of minerality and clean, gooseberry fruit and fine length.
Aperitif, Goats Cheese
Loire Valley, France
Domaine Masson Blondelet