Jean Pierre Bailly / Pouilly-Fume Tradition / 750mL
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Geography: Loire Valley, France
The Bailly family has been growing wine in the heart of Pouilly-Fume for five generations. The father and son team of Jean Pierre and Patrice Bailly work closely together to produce a Pouilly-Fumé of authentic, traditional character, with a powerful musky fragrance and a flinty edge, from vines up to 40 years old. This wine has a real elegance, with fragrant citrus and gooseberry fruit balanced by mineral laced acidity and is made to improve with age. Father and son make wines of character and refuse to give way to modern easy-drinking trends. The family cultivates 16 hectares of vineyards, all situated on hillsides that are considered among the best of Pouilly-Fumé. The Sauvignon Blanc vines are up to 40 years old and are planted on limestone soils.