Jonathan Didier Pabiot ‘Florilège’ Pouilly Fumé, Loire Valley, France 2018
Regarded by those in the know as the next superstar of the region Jonathan began his winemaking with 3.5 ha of vineyard which was given to him by his grandfather. Over the years he acquired more plots and he now owns 16ha which is certified organic and farmed biodynamically.
His ‘Florilège’ Pouilly Fume is a blend of many different parcels from predominantly limestone soil. These are fermented and vinified in stainless steel, with only natural yeasts to allow a pure aromatic expression of Sauvignon Blanc character – think citrus, gooseberry and herbal, grassy notes. The palate has lots of ripe grapefruit flavours with flinty/ smoky hints, but with surprising richness and weight.
Pairs well with white meat, seafood and in particular, lobster.