J. de Villebois Pouilly-Fume 2019
Pouilly-Fumé’s complexity originates from the various Pouilly-Fumé terroirs. Like nowhere in the world, the Sauvignon Blanc grape variety reveals its full potential thanks to the diverse terroirs of Pouilly. Thanks to rigorous work in the vineyard and the winery, J. de Villebois encapsulates the spirit of the Pouilly-Fumé appellation.
J. de Villebois is a family winery owned by Joost and Miguela de Villebois. Over the last 15 years, Villebois has become one of the leading Sauvignon Blanc producers in the Loire Valley with a unique range of Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir wines cultivated in its own vineyards. Villebois wines wine multiple awards year-in, year-out at French and international wine contests, confirming the excellence of the winery.
The success of the J. de Villebois wines is based on a highly skilled and dedicated team and their respect and knowledge of the terroir. They hold sustainable production high in their values. Rain water is held and reused, and the use of fossil fuels and pesticides is restricted. They truly cherish this priceless Loire territory!
Capable of a vast array of styles, Sauvignon Blanc is a crisp, refreshing variety that equally reflects both terroir and varietal character. Though it can vary depending on where it is grown, a couple of commonalities always exist—namely, zesty acidity and intense aromatics. This variety is of French provenance. Somm Secret—Along with Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc is a proud parent of Cabernet Sauvignon. That green bell pepper aroma that all three varieties share is no coincidence—it comes from a high concentration of pyrazines (herbaceous aromatic compounds) inherent to each member of the family.