Masson Blondelet Pouilly Fume "Les Pierres de Pierre"

Masson-Blondelet Pouilly-Fumé “Les Pierres de Pierre”

WHY WE LOVE IT

  • Les Pierres de Pierre is a 2-hectare vineyard site consisting of old vines (25 and 55 years old) on flint soil with south-southwest exposure.

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 tense and vibrant attack gives then way to fatness and roundness. High minerality and tremendous length.

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PRODUCER BACKGROUND

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.

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