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Domaine De Bel Air, Pouilly Fume 2012 [3 760128 000074]


Recommendation: Elegant Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley; an excellent buy.

Winery/Producer: Mauroy Gauliez, Domaine De Belari.

Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc.

Geographic Region, Appellation:Pouilly Fumè, Loire Valley, France.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $17.85 (with a 15% discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Paired With: Grilled salmon, rice and peas

Tasting:

    He said: Served chilled. Crystal clear, very, very pale yellow-green color. Light green apple and citrus blossom aromas. VERY smooth, but fairly strong fresh taste of green apple and citrus that continues on and on through a long finish. WOW, what an ELEGANT white wine!!! Outstanding with the salmon, and easy drinking after the meal. It’s light, dry, yet very flavorful, a tad creamy and with limestone mineral throughout…Pouilly Fumè is rapidly becoming a white wine favorite. This one is a VERY good buy and it gets two thumbs up from me.

    She said: Clean, pure and clear taste are the words that come to mind as I sipped this lovely medium bodied wine. When I was also enjoying my dinner I thought the wine was like a fine champagne without the bubbles. The pale yellow color leads you to a tart green apple flavor that stays into the long finish. Smooth and dry it has a touch of bitterness in the end. At $17 it is to expensive to be a bargain wine but it is a VERY good Pouilly Fumè at this price.

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Alcohol: 13%