This is an aromatic and vibrant Sauvignon Blanc from the well-known appellation of Pouilly-Fumé located in the upper Loire Valley by the Domaine Treuillet. Interestingly, the Treuillet family has been farming cereals in this region for multiple generations, but recognising the special limestone and flinty clay soils of the land, Sébastien converted parts of his family farm to vines back in 1991. Thirty years later, these vines have reached a good age and are producing grapes with a noticeable level of concentration. Further, his wines are aged in stainless steel to emphasise its vibrancy, minerality and fragrant character.
This bright white bursts with notes of quince, nectarine, tangy minerality and subtle white floral characteristic. It pairs wonderfully with some Thai fish cakes from the Cook’s Gourmet, but any seared or fried seafood-based canapés will bring out the wonderful aromatics of this wine. Also, from our experience, serving this Pouilly-Fumé just slightly chilled (between 13-15°C) showed its aromatics the best than at bone-chilled fridge temperatures. In daily life terms, we recommend taking it out the fridge about 40 minutes before service.