We first met Jacques Frelin In Paris in 1987 and this pioneer of the French organic wine movement has been our most important supplier almost from that moment. Originally from the Vendée region he worked initially with his now ex-wife at Domaine de Clairac, then with Louis Andrieu and Olivier Azan. He now runs the operation single-handedly but with the backing of his old friend Frédéric Lachaux.
Organic vineyards represented – 40 hectares. Organic since 1983.
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Pouilly Fumé ‘L’Emotion Authentique’ AOP, Jacques Frelin
Our first Pouilly-Fumé, from the right bank of the Loire in Pouilly-sur-Loire, is notable for its smooth, well-balanced approach.
It has the typical flinty minerality of wines from this region with the smoky (fumé) overtones from which their name comes. The nose is rich and seductive, with white flowers, citrus and honeysuckle. A clean, fresh and zesty white with generous fruit and crisp acidity. Try it with white meat, shellfish, grilled salmon, light pasta dishes or goat’s cheese