Tinel-Blondelet, Pouilly-Fumé, Arrêt Buffatte, 2014

Pouilly-Fumé, Loire Valley, France

Tinel-Blondelet, Pouilly-Fumé, Arrêt Buffatte, 2014

Pouilly-Fumé, Loire Valley, France



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Grape Varietes: Sauvignon Blanc 100% Wine Style: Crisp, Fresh Whites Winemaker: Annick Tinel-Blondelet Optimum Drinking: 2019-2021 Reviewer Rating: 93 Reviewer: CFW Code: 102935 Alcohol: 12.5%
Estate Notes

Annick Tinel-Blondelet  has over 400 years of winemaking in her family. She took over the Estate from her parents, Camille & Fernand, in 1983, and now represents the 12th generation of winegrowers in the family, working the estate with her sister Agnès.  

Situated beside the old Roman road above the east bank of the Loire river, Tinel-Blondelet’s vineyards are sited on slopes of Kimmeridgian marl as found in the best vineyards of Chablis. The estate has been classified with the highest of the three available certifications for environmental status, has wonderful soils, which impart the world-renowned mineral nuances and complexity to their wines, while great fruit concentration is derived from the optimal ripeness of the grapes grown on the 35-year old vines that bask on the south-facing slopes.

Annick is driven by the desire to preserve the typicity of the wines, producing authentic wines of real character, class, and expression, reflective of their origins. 


"What a lovely nose on this wine, striking a balance between peach and exotic fruit ripeness, and smoky, mineral-driven terroir aromatics, sensuous and at the same time brightly appealing. In the mouth the featherlight 12.5% alcohol does not mean any lack of texture, the 35-year-old vines giving natural concentration, and that salty tang of minerality honing the edges of the ripe and crowd-pleasing fruitiness. Deliciously gluggable and classy...a serious steal." Tom Cannavan

Fine mineral purity and depth with lifted floral spice and elderflower, delicate but intense blackcurrant bud, fresh pear and gooseberry style fruit, and markedly smoky mineral base. Fresh concentration, well focused and balanced, with delicious mineral center and length wrapped with ripe creaminess and a lifted aromatic finish.