Dom. de Bel Air 2021 Pouilly Fume 'Cuvee des Acoins'
Words can hardly do justice to this superb bottle, which hails from a parcel of Kimmeridgean marl, a heavier soil that gives rise to a strikingly structured and long-lived wine that is nonetheless unmistakably Sauvignon in character and seductively textured, despite its elevated acidity. Always held back a year for extended lees-aging, it reaches heights of authority and character in this vintage for the ages. Do not miss this!
Aging Duration (months)
Yes, 90 mg/L
Acoins (meaning: name of plots on Kimmeridgian Marls)
We work daily in our vines which allows a strict and sensible control of the grapes and their development. From pruning to harvest, with de-budding or clearing in between if necessary, we look forward to our common and most important aim : quality. It means that we use all our energy to specify quality in all that we do, that is to say our work, our methods and our final product, Pouilly Fumé.
Notes from the Producer: Our “Cuvée des Acoins” is a selection of our older vines on Kimmeridgian marls. Tasting notes : Pouilly Fumé 2017 “Cuvée des Acoins” expresses all the complexity, intensity and subtleties of this vineyard, long rooted in kimmeridgian marls. The richness and intensity of 2017 vintage is well balanced by the minerality of the soil.
It is a perfect match for your monkfish, lobster or white meats (veal blanquette) and why not with foie gras or as an aperitif ?…
Best to drink : from now if you like it for its freshness, and to keep 5 to 10 years. It will get fuller and fuller with time and acquire more and more complexity.