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Pouilly Fumé (France)

Pouilly Fumé is a French wine district by the river Loire.

The main white grape is Sauvignon Blanc.

Typical Flavors


Lime
Lime
Grapefruit
Grapefruit
Apple
Apple
Peach
Peach

Gooseberry
Gooseberry
Herbs
Herbs
Grass
Grass
Flint
Flint

Pouilly Fumé is known for high fruit and green herbal aromas.

Lime, Grapefruit, Apple, Peach, and Goosebery flavours are typical for Pouilly Fumé, together with Herb qualities like Fresh-cut Grass, followed by Smokey Flint.

Profile

Pouilly Fumé is known to be dry, fresh, flavorful, and fruity:

SUGARDry
BODYMedium
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYHigh
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)

Food Pairing


Aperitif
Aperitif
Vinegar Oil
Vinegar
Salads
Salads
Tapas
Tapas

Vegetables
Vegetables
Asparagus
Asparagus
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
Sandwitch
Sandwitches

Fish
Fish
Crab
Seafood
Salmon
Salmon
Sushi
Sushi

Chicken
Chicken
Turkey
Turkey
Pork
Pork
Veal
Veal

Pouilly Fumé is very food friendly, especially with Seafood, Spicy Food, and Vegetables.

It also pairs well with Thai and Japanese food.

Pairing Suggestions

Aperitif. Apetizers.
Vinegar. Green Salad. Vegetables. Capers.
Spring vegetables. Asparagus. Artichokes.
Avocado. Cucumber. Fennel. Tomatoes.
Finger Food. Tapas. Sandwitches.

Fish. Seafood.
Mussels. Crab. Lobster.
White Fish. Citrusy Sauce.
Grilled or Smoked Salmon or Trout.
French-Asian fusion Cuisine. Sushi. Sashimi. Wasabi.

White Meat.
Poultry. Chicken. Turkey.
Pork Chops.

Herbs.
Fresh Green Herbs.
Parsley. Basil. Thyme. Mint.
Coriander. Rosemary. Tarragon.

Cheese.
Goat Cheese. Feta.

Specialities.
Salmon with Vinegar Cucumber Salad.

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for a dry white wine.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

If You Like Pouilly Fumé

You Will Also Like:

Bordeaux Blanc (France)
Friulano (Italy)
Grillo (Italy)
Grüner Veltliner (Austria)
Lugana (Italy)
Pecorino (Italy)
Pouilly-Fumé (France)
Rioja White (Spain)
Rueda White (Spain)
Sancerre (France)
Sauvignon Blanc (World)
Torrontés (Argentina)
Verdejo (Spain)

About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most popular grapes in the world.

It originates from Bordeaux and/or the Loire Valley in France.

The name Sauvignon Blanc means "Wild White".

The grape is very aromatic and depending on climate and terroir the aromas can change from grassy to tropical.

However, the herbal green character is a common denominator wherever it is grown.

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About Pouilly Fumé

Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé are two communes in the Loire valley where (arguably) the best Sauvignon Blanc in the world is produced.

Both communes produce complex mineral driven highly acidic versions of Sauvignon Blanc, with strong citrus and gooseberry flavors.

The Sancerre version has a distinct smoky and chalky character.

The Pouilly Fumé version has a distinct smoky and flinty gunpowder character.

Loire Wine Region

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