The Mauroy family has 14 hectares of Pouilly Fumé vineyards, located on the South facing slopes of Pouilly-sur-Loire and Saint-Andelain, the village originally made famous by Didier Dagueneau. In the past, Domaine de Bel Air sold most of its production in bulk. However, the arrival on the scene of daughter Katia as winemaker has heralded huge improvements at the gravity fed winery. The resulting wines are serious yet generous and among the best in the appellation. Gold and trophies at the IWC awards for the past few years are testament to the phenomenal value this wine offers.
Grape: 100% Sauvignon (locally named “Blanc Fumé”)
Terroir: Our classic cuvée, “Domaine de Bel Air” is an harmony of our different soils in symbiosis : kimmeridgian marls, clayey chalks, sandy limestones
Tasting notes :
Pouilly Fumé 2020 “Domaine de Bel Air” reveals consistency and density. Richness is well balanced thanks to a right freshness. The aromas are complex and subtle. They are dominated by white fruits (white peach, pear), with fresh citrus, touches of tropical fruits (mango) and fine minerality. The mouth is long and intense. It is a perfect match for your shellfish, fish, sea food, white meats or simply as an aperitif...
Best to drink : Now to 2025 if you like it for its freshness, but it will get fuller and fuller with time and acquire more and more complexity.
LCBO# 302835 $27.60/750 ml.