Country: France Region: Loire Valley
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2020 Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Domaine Figeat,
The old Roman road running between the vines immediately
behind the Figeat winery in Pouilly-sur-Loire gives an indication of
the village’s long winemaking history. For many generations, the
Figeat domaine was handed down from father to son until, a few
years ago, André Figeat’s daughter, Anne-Sophie, left her
successful career as a chemist to join her father in the winery. 2020
was her first vintage in charge of vinification.
The grapes are sourced from the estate's sixteen hectares of
vineyards. The vineyards are split between the flint-based soils of
Pouilly and the steeper, limestone slopes that run down to the river
by Les Loges. This combination of soils lends the wine its distinctive
fresh, gunflint character. The vines have an average age of 25-30
years old and produce lower yields of intensely concentrated fruit.
The estate uses environmentally friendly methods in the vineyards,
such as cover crops and crop thinning, to control vigour and
produce fully ripe, healthy grapes
The wine is pale lemon in colour. The nose is characterised by
enticing aromas of citrus and white peach with a hint of gunflint.
Complex and rich on the palate, the expressive bright citrus and
stone fruit notes are well balanced by a precise acidity which
persists on the long finish.