Pouilly Fume « Villa Paulus » mentioned in the Tribune Review on 12.05.15 for Loire Valley White Wines
« For the 2013 Domaine Masson-Blondelet Pouilly Fume “Villa Palus”, France (Luxury 45060 ; $22.99), growers Michelle and Jean-Michel Masson like to say they cultivate their vines like their kitchen garden — without weed killers, insecticides and fertilizers. This sustainable approach delivers flavorful grapes well-reflected in the wines.
The “Villa Palus” blend comes from Kimmeridgian soils on east-facing slopes. The nose’s delicate citrus aromas mingle with subtle smoky hints. Rich, pure grapefruit and melon flavors balance with zesty acidity through the dry finish. The wine embodies confident, restrained winemaking. Highly recommended. »
Written by Dave DeSimone