Domaine de Bel Air Pouilly-Fumé 2021
The pitifully restricted yields of this most challenging of years were compensated for by thrillingly open aromas and a vibrantly fruity palate. 25 cases were all we were allowed, so please jump on this wonderful vintage, which will remind old-timers and nostalgists of the good old days before global warming.
Pouilly Fumé 2021 are full and elegant. They are well balanced thanks to a right freshness. The aromas are intense and complex. They are dominated by white fruits (white peach, pear), with fresh citrus touches and fine minerality. The mouth is long and intense. It is a perfect match for your shellfish, fish, sea food, white meats or simply as an aperitif…
Best to drink: From now, and at his best for Christmas, and after.
To keep till: 2026 if you like it for its freshness, but it will get fuller and fuller with time and acquire more and more complexity.