Jules Desjourneys – Pouilly Fuisse Vignes Blanches
The “Vignes Blanches” (White Vines) lives up to its name. It features a very pure bouquet, with delicate fruitiness, floral notes and a lovely iodized minerality, all well balanced because of the well-controlled ageing. This finely buttery wine, oozing with the freshness of Chardonnay, also reveals lovely scents of lime, liquorice, menthol and fresh hazelnuts. The combination of tautness, finesse and energy creates a feeling of gentle velvet. Frank and tidy right from the start, it features cold stony notes, with a slightly salty and iodized palate. There is a sustained presence of wood throughout, making this wine ideal for longer ageing. The texture is opulent, consistent and taut, all at once. This is a superb fresh wine, with great potential over time.
Straightforward, rich and complex, it has a characteristic hint of minerality which allows it to partner noble crustaceans (king prawns, lobster, crawfish) as well as foie gras. With acidity and smoothness so nicely in balance, it goes well with white meats such as veal or poultry in cream sauce, as well as many varieties of goat’s cheese. Its aromatic power means it can also match spicy and perfumed exotic dishes such as couscous, fish tajines, or sweet-and-sour prawns. Sushi is also enhanced by its minerality.
Serving temperature: 11 to 13 °C.