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Marnes Kimméridgiennes

Pouilly-Fumé AOP

Iconic terroir of the appellation, the ‘Kimmeridgian Marls’ are a soil composed of clay and fossils dating back from more than 160 million years. Deep clays ensure optimal water supply to the vines. This terroir offers powerful aromas and minerals flavours.

The ‘Kimmeridgian Marls’ are a soil composed of clay and fossils dating back from more than 160 million years.

Terroirs Cuvées

Domaine Fournier Père & Fils pursues its mission of revealing the terroirs of our beautiful land for sommeliers and wine lovers.

Our ‘Terroirs Selection’ range reveals the nuances and the style of 4 Terroirs curated from our finest Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé vineyards. They easily distinguish themselves by their aromatic intensity and their complexity.

WINEMAKING & AGEING

Known as a ‘late maturity’ terroir, the grapes are harvested in early Autumn (October). The grapes are delicately pressed in a pneumatic press. Prior to the fermentation, the terroir expression is maximized by an extended contact between the clear juice and the fine lees. A cold temperature fermentation ensures a slow fermentation that reveals the complexity. The aging on fine lees for 8 months refines the style and magnifies the balance.

FOOD PAIRING

This Terroir Cuvée is a perfect match with a smoked salmon or a risotto with prawns. Its assertive character makes it also the natural companion of a Crottin de Chavignol.

Tasting note

La robe

Cette cuvée séduit par sa robe Or aux reflets verts. 

Le nez

Au nez, c’est une association d’arômes de groseille à maquereaux et de fruits exotiques.

La bouche

La bouche confirme ses promesses avec sa finesse ciselée et son intensité.

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Notes & Awards

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Date Vintage Publication Awards
2021 2018
2020 2017

93 points / A solid white with sliced and dried lemons, minerals and apples on the nose and palate. It’s full-bodied and dense, yet fresh and structured. Drink now.

2020 2017

93 points / A flinty, mineral texture gives this wine a tight, clenched character. While the green fruits are now mature and softened, the serious texture is likely to remain. This is an impressive wine for food, rich while definitely structured. Drink now.

2020 2017
2019 2015

90 points / The name of this wine sums up the nature of much of the soil in Pouilly Fumé: clay and chalk. This wine has weight and now has maturity, with green fruits morphing into almond and spice flavors. Drink now.

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