2019 Jonathan Didier Pabiot Pouilly Fume Prelude

A simply delicious Pouilly Fume, with great depth and interest.

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This ‘Prelude’ is the entry point into the wines of this domaine, coming off the younger vines in their holdings. However, their focus on low-yielding vines, and the organic/biodynamic farming practices they use, elevate this wine above the ordinary.

Made with the intent to be consumed in its youth, it’s a pure and refreshing white, with gracefully rippling orchard fruit flesh and tantalising fruit flavours of nectarine and white flowers all held together by the zingy, chalky acidity.

Young-vine wine, from one of the young-gun makers of the region, perfect symbiosis.

For this cuvée we use all our young vineyards between 4 and 10 years old. Planted on clay-limestone and flint clay soils in Pouilly sur Loire. Aging takes place in stainless steel tanks on the lees for around 6 to 8 months. The bottling of Prélude is always the first of the new vintage, there for the name Prélude.

89 Points - "Made in a balanced style, the 2019 Pouilly-Fumé Prelude displays a touch of lees-derived character, a hint of florals and fine nectarine fruit. Pure, refreshing, and really easy, with nice flesh that caresses the mid-palate. This selection from a young-vines parcel provides appealing early drinking, but it has a bit more to it." Rebecca Gibb MW (Vinous)

90 Points - "The 2019 Pouilly Fumé Prélude is the early bird of the vintage. Still reductive but with ripe, elegant fruit aromas, the delicate smoke of crushed stones and ripe Chasselas aromas (although it's a Sauvignon, of course), this is a round, elegant and aromatic Pouilly with vivacious acidity and a long and aromatic finish. Nearly ready to go." Stephan Reinhardt (The Wine Advocate)

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