Pouilly-Fumé is one of the better known Loire Valley appellations, famous for its white wines made from Sauvignon Blanc. But SB needs seafood, and my wife hates seafood, so I rarely get a chance to dive into this region...
What a great bottle the 2006 Jean Pabiot Domaine des Fines Caillottes (Pouilly-Fumé) was! Appley, pis de chat, white grapefruit and peonies on the nose, impressive on the palate - steely minerals (like sucking wet stones) with soft, delicate citrus notes and firm acidity - such terrific mouthfeel that I found myself swirling it around my mouth more than I drank it. A perfect match for simply prepared tilapia (my wife was out).
cork. 12.5% alcohol
Cost: C$24.80 (SAQ)