Sharp flintstones give this Pouilly-Fumé its fully authentic nature. It is characterised by an aromatic composition underscored by mineral nuances. This wine, with its firestone character, pleasantly combines smoothness and freshness.
Situated in the village called "Les Loges", Les Duchesses is planted on a blending of chalk and flint.
Flint on Chalky subsoil
After racking at low temperature, the wine ferments for 10 days in stainless steel tanks at temperatures ranging from 15° to 20°C (59° to 68°F). No malolactic fermentation is used. The wine is matured on its fine lees for 5 months. Only high quality natural corks are used. The wine undergoes additional maturation for at least one month in the bottle before being offered for sale.
With a golden hue with hints of green, this great wine of the Loire has aromas of citrus and flintstone. On the palate, a clean attack is followed by a well-balanced roundness. With bottle ageing, Pouilly develops its famous aromas of smoke ("fumé").
This wine is particulary appreciated with grilled fish, with shellfish and with frog legs. This wine is wonderful with smoked fish, seafood and white meats.
Between 10 and 12°C
2 to 3 years