Tinel-Blondelet, Pouilly-Fumé, Arrêt Buffatte, 2016

Pouilly-Fumé, Loire Valley, France

Tinel-Blondelet, Pouilly-Fumé, Arrêt Buffatte, 2016

Pouilly-Fumé, Loire Valley, France



  • Bottle
  • Case of 6
  • Case of 12


Grape Varietes: Sauvignon Blanc 100% Wine Style: Crisp, Fresh Whites Winemaker: Annick Tinel-Blondelet Optimum Drinking: 2019-2023 Reviewer Rating: 92 Reviewer: CFW Code: 103124 Alcohol: 12.5%
Estate Notes

Tinel-Blondelet's Pouilly-Fumé Arrêt Buffatte 2016 is a world famous Sauvignon style renowned for its gunflint, smokey and mineral nuances.

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. 


Very concentrated, mineral and deep, with discreet fruit aromas of gooseberry, blackcurrant bud and citrus flower. Focused, clean and fresh. Lovely ripe fatness and concentration on the palate with a fine backbone of acidity and a deep mineral base. Aromatic and lifted, with a long finish.