Pouilly-Fuissé "Prestige" 2008, Nadine Ferrand
From time to time I make a raid over the border into the département of Saône-et-Loire where the lovely wines of the Maçonnais are found. This bottle was extracted from a mixed case of Pouilly-Fuissé 2008 bought at the excellent caveau in the village. The Domaine Nadine Ferrand seems rather well organized and offers three different cuvées. Naturally I plumped for the best. This Pouilly-Fuissé has a deep yellow colour with amber notes. There is butter, marzipan, apricot, vanilla and banana bread on the nose. Honeydew melon, thick orange and apricot fruit, good impact on the front of the palate, with a honeyed texture and a hay finish. We are clearly in the influence of the Mediterranean! This wine has aged gracefully and is now at the peak of its powers. Scores 25/30 for a Pouilly-Fuissé.