Bruno Blondelet is the older one. Ever since starting out, he devoted himself to developing his national market. Paris, its brasseries, its restaurants, and even the Senate, now account for three quarters of his output. The rest is kept for the local market. While this metalworking and soldering hobbyist leans over mechanical objects, from now on he lets his son-in-law lean over the vines. Florian Fargeau is the future. He found his path in wine at the same time as he swept his wife off her feet; until then, he had not found his real passion in life. This man, who had signed up for military life, discovered the domaine while on leave – and will become a winemaker. He set himself to the task; training, learning. He crafts, tastes, tries out new formulas, grows the property, draws up plans for the future. The wheels are in motion.
Made from a number of small vineyards (totalling 12 hectares); they make separate Sauvignon Blanc wines from each of the vineyards and then blend them into a classic Pouilly Fumé. Bruno is keen to create an aromatic Sauvignon Blanc expressive of the grape and of the unique flinty soils of the Pouilly Fumé region and so this wine is unoaked.
This is a lovely, delicate wine with classic gooseberry and green apple aromas and flavours but also with hints of pineapple, lime tangerines and nectarines. There is a touch of flintiness, a little like wet stones. Like a good Sancerre this is a pretty, elegant Sauvignon Blanc. There is a very light creaminess to the wine veering towards a medium body but the wine is essentially light and refreshingly crisp as you would expect!
Fab with grilled shrimp, rigatoni with sausage greens and beans, chicken tandoori or a pulled pork sandwich