Sauvignon 'A Peu Pres', David Maudry, Loire, France, 2019
Edinburgh Food Delivery
Top class Sauvignon Blanc
‘A peu près’ means ‘more or less’ or ‘roughly’, and it's a reference to that fact that this Sauvignon Blanc is pretty much a Pouilly-Fumé by nature, if not by name.
It is produced by David Maudry, son of Patrick Maudry of Domaine de Fontenille, in Tracy-sur-Loire, from vines directly next to their Pouilly-Fumé vines.This parcel of vines are younger than most on the estate and are not classified for use as Pouilly-Fume. As such, we think this wine offers amazing value for money, showing all the elegance and style of classic Pouilly-Fumé without the price tag.
Like all top class Sauvignon Blanc from this point in the Loire Valley, this wine is laden with mineral flavours with particularly distinct flinty notes. On the palate, there is a well-balanced citrus and gooseberry tang, underpinned by a slight smokiness.