Masson Blondelet Pouilly Fumé "Les Angelots"

Masson-Blondelet Pouilly-Fumé “Les Angelots”


  • Les Angelots is a 5-hectare plot composed of vines between 18 and 35 years old that sit on Portlandian limestone.
  • Exposition is south-south east.

Varietal Composition:  100% Sauvignon Blanc

Elaboration: Immediate pressing to avoid skin contact or oxidation. Super gentle handling, fermentation in stainless, long time on lees, no malolactic.

Tasting Notes:  “The hard limestone and chalk soil has given this wine its distinctive minerality and wonderful acidity. Rich and juicy, it has intense yellow and green fruits that are laced with lime acidity. The wine has depth with concentrated fruitiness.” – Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast


2014 – 90 Decanter | 92 Wine Enthusiast

2017 – 92 Wine Enthusiast

2018 – 91 Wine Enthusiast

2019 – 91 Wine Enthusiast

2020 – 91 Wine Enthusiast


Michelle and Jean-Michel Masson created Domaine Masson-Blondelet after marrying one another in 1975. Both came from Loire winegrowing families and brought with them cru holdings in Pouilly Fume and Sancerre totaling 21 hectares.

Three basic soil types exist in Pouilly-Fume – Kimmeridgian Marl, Flint, and Hard Limestone. Because each of the Domain’s vineyards sit on one of these soil types, Masson-Blondelet vinifies and bottles each vineyard separately (Les Angelots, Villa Paulis, and Les Pierres de Pierre for Pouilly Fume and Thauvenay for Sancerre).

The seventh generation is now involved – Son Pierre-Francois manages the Domaine’s vineyard work (organic philosophy), and daughter Melanie manages company sales and assists with winemaking (natural philosophy). Total production is small, about 120,000 bottles per year.

PRINT rated SHELF TALKER (2018 – 91 Wine Enthusiast)
PRINT RATED SHELF TALKER (2019 – 91 Wine Enthusiast)