Pouilly-Fumé

Loire

Domaine Jean-Pierre Bailly

Domaine Jean-Pierre Bailly lies in the heart of the Pouilly-Fumé appellation. A family...

of winemakers, the business is now in its sixth generation, with Patrice Bailly taking over from his father in 2000. Domaine Jean-Pierre Bailly owns 17 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc vines, which are situated on the hills among the best vineyards in Pouilly-Fumé. The vines are between 10 and 40 years old, planted in the communes of Tracey-sur-Loire, Saint-Andelain et Pouilly-sur-Loire. They are planted on average at a density of 6,600 vines per hectare on the calcareous Kimmeridgian soils, which are typical of the appellation.

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Vineyards

Domaine Jean-Pierre Bailly owns 17 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc vines, which are situated on the hills among the best vineyards in Pouilly-Fumé. The vines are between 10 and 40 years old, planted in the communes of Tracey-sur-Loire, Saint-Andelain and Pouilly-sur-Loire. They are planted at an average density of 6,600 vines per hectare on calcareous Kimmeridgian soils, which are typical of the appellation.

Vintage Information

The Loire Valley was plagued by spring frosts and a wet summer causing a severe reduction in yields and making the vineyard owners work hard to manage the canopy and deter fungal growth. For the 2016 vintage, the harvest began on 5th October and ended on 16th October.

Vinification

Mechanical harvest took place prior to destemming. The wine was vinified traditionally, using direct pressing followed by fermentation and ageing on fine lees for five months in stainless steel temperature-controlled tanks.

Tasting Notes

The nose is very expressive, intense and complex. Delicate scents of peach, citrus and white flowers are complemented by an elegant stony minerality. The palate is harmonious, with mineral freshness balancing the intense fruit. A very long and delicious citrus finish.

Vintage Information

Vintage 2016
Grape varieties 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Region Loire
Winemaker Patrice Bailly
Alcohol (ABV) 12.5%
Acidity 6.5g/l
Residual Sugar 0.29g/l
Wine pH 3.13