Domaine Tinel-Blondelet, Pouilly-Fume, Arret Buffatte, Loire, France
"...rounded, ripe with layers of acidity, green apples and a texture that is just beginning to soften." Wine Enthusiast
|Grape Blend||Sauvignon Blanc 100%|
Tinel-Blondelet's 2019 Pouilly-Fumé Arrêt Buffatte is a world famous Sauvignon style renowned for its gunflint, smoky 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 Tinel 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 fine white 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.
"Named after the vineyard from which it is produced, this wine is rounded, ripe with layers of acidity, green apples and a texture that is just beginning to soften." Wine Enthusiast
Firm and restrained with fresh smoky and saline mineral depth, and concentrated fruit showing blackcurrant bud, pear, citrus and elderflower. Powerfully mineral and concentrated palate, with good intensity and ripe acidity on the front and rounded fat centre, then long fresh mineral breadth behind, and good aromatic length in the finish. Classically classy.