Domaine Figeat L'Heritage Pouilly Fume 2021
Region: Loire, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
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.
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 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.