Jonathan Didier Pabiot Pouilly Fumé Léon 2020 (375ml)

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Jonathan Didier Pabiot Pouilly Fumé Léon 2020 (375ml)
Producer Jonathan Didier Pabiot
Region, Country Pouilly Fume, France
Bottle Size 750ml
Product Code 21717-375

The former Florilège with a new name, Léon is Jonathan Didier Pabiot’s calling card, an assemblage of fruit from mature vines rooted in the estate’s three key soil types: caillottes, terres blanches and silex. The lieux-dits are Les Champs de Cris, Les Asserts, Villiers and Les Champs Piot. All are densely planted at 10,000 vines per hectare. To make a wine of this depth and character, Pabiot crops his vines at 30 hl/ha.

The winemaking here takes on more intricacy. 80% of the crop was fermented and raised in concrete cuve and stainless steel and 20% barrel-fermented juice was blended in for complexity. This cuvée spent at least 12 to 18 months on lees to build texture and retain brightness, which is also achieved though it’s refreshing 13% alcohol.

You’ve already forgotten you’re drinking Sauvignon Blanc by the time the first sip goes down. It’s a fleshy and stony northern white, rippling with salty lemon and fennel oil notes. A pillowy texture is animated by bracing tension and citrus-like freshness that teases out the long finish.



Jonathan Didier Pabiot Pouilly Fumé Léon 2020 (375ml)

Reviews

“Predominantly from limestone soils but also silex, the 2020 Pouilly Fumé Léon offers a clear, deep, fresh and spicy, quite complex and iodine bouquet with great precision and mineral intensity. Aged in stainless steel, concrete and 20% oak barrels (228 and 500 liter), this is a rich and round, very elegant and aromatic Pouilly-Fumé with good mineral and fruity freshness and a long, intense and tensioned finish that reveals fine tannins and crisp grip. This is a substantial wine with excellent aging potential.”
92 points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate

Reviews

“Predominantly from limestone soils but also silex, the 2020 Pouilly Fumé Léon offers a clear, deep, fresh and spicy, quite complex and iodine bouquet with great precision and mineral intensity. Aged in stainless steel, concrete and 20% oak barrels (228 and 500 liter), this is a rich and round, very elegant and aromatic Pouilly-Fumé with good mineral and fruity freshness and a long, intense and tensioned finish that reveals fine tannins and crisp grip. This is a substantial wine with excellent aging potential.”
92 points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate

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