Thursday, August 20, 2009

2008 Caves des Perrières Pouilly-Fumé

I have not updated this in some time. Too long. Today's posting: a Loire beauty, the 2008 Caves des Perrières Pouilly-Fumé.

Beautiful pale straw in the glass, good clarity, and a nose rich in stony fruit - citrus: lemon zest, grapefruit. Highly mineral, gloriously mineral, like drinking water poured over cold mica. Full of that Loire "something." Mixed soil, chalk/limestone brightness and mouthwatering acidity, and impeccable balance to the citrus fruit.

Drink now. $12.

Shellfish? Oysters on the halfshell, scallops, or maybe with herb-encrusted basa in a white wine sauce.


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