Pouilly Fume (A white wine for pure enjoyment!)

By Brian Lemay 6 comments

Dini: In this video, you’re going to learn
all about Pouilly Fume wines so that you can discover the joys of this incredible wine. Stay tuned until the end so you can learn
how to find even more wines that you’re going to love. If you want to live well and enjoy good wine,
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I have a fresh tip on Thursdays. I’m Dini, and I’ve hosted wine tastings for
British royalty in my 20 years of teaching wine. Dini: I’m sought out for my fun way of doing
wine, and I’m going to share that with you today so that you can take your enjoyment
of wine to the next level. The first thing you need to know about Pouilly
Fume wine is that Pouilly Fume is the name of the region. Now, this can be tricky because a lot of us
are used to wines named after the grape variety like Chardonnay or Pinot Noir as they’re done
in California, but in France and many European countries, they name their wines according
to the place or the region where they come from, because those regions have a longstanding
tradition of making a certain quality and style of wine. Dini: Pouilly Fume is a village in the Loire
Valley, France. It is very famous for their delicious, refreshing
white wines made from the Sauvignon Blanc grape. The nice thing about having wine from a region
like Pouilly Fume is that wines have been made there in the same style for hundreds
of years, so you can count on that experience and know how being passed down for generations
and generations. It’s the same way that a wine is named Bordeaux
or Chianti because those are both the names of places too. Dini: Pouilly Fume is a beautiful region that
I visited. I loved it because there’s this great contrast
between grand castles and small wineries that are made in garages that are just nearly next
door. There’s a chateau there that makes this wine,
Ladoucette, and it is just a stunning castle. You absolutely must visit it if you are in
the region at all. That is just nearby the late wine maker Didier
Dagueneau who was really a revolutionary winemaker there. He’s named his wines according to the soil
types that come there, such as silex. He’s really known for these piercing styles
of mineral driven Sauvignon Blanc. Dini: It’s really an incredible opportunity
to go and taste all different kinds of Sauvignon Blancs. These villages are very nearby the village
of Sancerre, which you may have heard of it as well for their famous Sauvignon Blanc wines
as well. Both Sancerre and Pouilly Fume are made from
the Sauvignon Blanc grape. Now, don’t get Pouilly Fume confused with
another wine called Pouilly Fuisse, which is another white wine made in France, because
the two wines are very different despite the fact that they actually sound very similar. Dini: I don’t know about you, but if you find
these two things confusing, the difference between a Pouilly Fume and a Pouilly Fuisse,
I know I confuse them all the time. Let me know in the comments below. Just write a yes for those of you who also
get confused between the two. The difference between these wines is first
of all, they’re in different places. Pouilly Fume is in the Loire Valley of France. Pouilly Fuisse is actually within the region
of Burgundy, where their white lines are typically made with Chardonnay. Pouilly Fuisse is Chardonnay. Pouilly Fume is Sauvignon Blanc. Fumé is actually another name for the Sauvignon
Blanc grape. Dini: What this means is that when you taste
Pouilly Fume, you’re going to get a lot of those really fresh spring like aromas to it. It’s going to smell and taste like grapefruit,
a little bit of lemon, maybe even some fresh cut grass or herbaceous notes to it. All of those things are very typical of Pouilly
Fume. Pouilly Fuisse because it’s made more with
Chardonnay is going to be more of a golden apple. A lot of times, you’re going to see more use
of oak barrels, which shall give it flavors and smells of vanilla and nutmeg and maybe
even some caramel tones. You’re also going to find that it’s going
to be a little bit softer and richer in the mouth if it’s a Pouilly Fuisse. Dini: Pouilly Fuisse is also a fuller bodied
wine, and if you don’t know what body means when it comes to wine, then watch my video. You can get the link up there to learn what
body means. That is really a big distinguishing factor
between a Pouilly Fume, which tends to be later in body versus the Pouilly Fuisse. Got it? Dini: The only thing you’re missing is what
to eat with these delicious wines. It’s a funny thing but when I opened up this
glass of Pouilly Fume this morning, I found why on earth don’t I open and buy Pouilly
Fume more often, because it is just such an absolute delight, a delicious, delicious wine
to be able to taste? I just asked myself, “What kind of food wouldn’t
this go with?” It’s incredibly, incredibly food friendly
and versatile. You can have it with things like asparagus
and artichoke that tend to actually stump a lot of other wines. The don’t go well with many wines, but this
goes beautifully with those. Dini: You could do it in some sort of spring
risotto or a panzanella. You could have it with paella. You could have it with all sorts of fish and
shellfish. It’s a beautiful match actually for lobster
or a Sole Meuniere. My mouth is watering just thinking of all
these combinations that I could have for dinner with my Pouilly Fume. I hope you’ve learned enough about Pouilly
Fume that you want to go out and buy one as soon as possible. You’ve got to try this wine and then come
back and do a live tasting with me where you can ask all of your questions, and we can
talk about all of the joys of this delicious wine, Pouilly Fume. Dini: If this was really cool to be able to
discover and hear more about a new kind of wine that you might love, and you would like
to be able to find more wines that you’ll love, you are going to absolutely love my
how to describe wine chart. I think it’s really going to give you a lot
more of the vocabulary to be able to describe the wines you like and be able to find more
wines out there that you will love. Click on the link below and you can get that
chart. I’ll send you my awesome chart. Dini: If you liked this video, give it a like. Share it with all of your wine loving friends. Remember to subscribe, and I would love to
know from you what kind of wines do you love most and that you would love me to do another
video like this about. Let me know in the comments below, and cheers!


Dini Vino

Mar 3, 2019, 2:27 pm Reply

Welcome! Is there a wine you would like to learn about next? Let me know! Cheers!

mayank sharma

Mar 3, 2019, 12:25 am Reply

Please make video on German wine categories

Katarina H.

Mar 3, 2019, 12:43 am Reply

Never heard about this wine!

Cooking the World

Mar 3, 2019, 6:42 am Reply

Wow! I certainly learnt something today! Thank you, Dini, for sharing. I like Sauvignon Blanc a lot, I will have a look if I can get it here somewhere;)

Deborah Hanna

Mar 3, 2019, 6:35 pm Reply

I learned a lot, thanks! I’d love to know more about Austrian wines. We visited there last summer and loved every wine we drank. All I remember about any of them was a label “Grüner Veltliner”, but we had no idea what we were drinking, or how it got its name. It would be great if you could help us distinguish among what we can find here in the US.

Raul Rizzo

Nov 11, 2019, 7:44 am Reply

Pur Sang Didier Dagueneau 2014 was incredible herbaceous and mineral hints tingle my nose! A full experience! Thank you for sharing! Kisses from México!

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