Chateau Favray Pouilly Fume Tonnerre 2021

Type: White
Country: France
Region: Loire Valley
Grape Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol Percentage: 13%

Climate: Temperate with a continental tendency (hot summers, cold winters). Rainfall averages 24-31 inches per year
Terroir: This cuvée refers to the oldest and rarest limestone soil of the designation of origin of Pouilly Fumé. This calcareous limestone soil, present only to the east of the vineyard, provides the vines with an ideal water supply, especially during hot and dry vintages
Ageing: Ageing on fine lees with thermo-regulated fermentation

Color: Pale gold
Nose: Pleasantly aromatic with mineral and citrus notes
Palate: Great complexity on the palate with hints of gooseberry over a mineral body. Long finish that accentuates on the wine’s many layers

About the Winery:
Château Favray was distinguished by the presence of Françoise de la Rivière, lady in waiting of Queen Margot, the wife of Henri IV. When she married François de Reugny in 1602, she became Dame de Favray. Her tombstone and effigy are preserved in the chapel of a neighbouring village. It was probably during this period that the Château Favray vineyard first flourished. A magnificient eighteenth century press testifies to the thriving winemaking activity of numerous generations. Unfortunately, the arrival of phylloxera at the end of the nineteenth century cruelly damaged our region’s vineyard.

In 1980, Quentin David decided to bring the winemaking vocation back to life at Château Favray. He had immediately converted it to accommodate vineyards. Today he has 15 acres in production with the potential of developing a further 50 in the coming years. His wine is recognised as being a fine example of Pouilly-Fumé evidenced by a litany of awards in recent years.

The winery is also certified by Terra Vitis, an environmental and CSR certification recognized by the French Ministry of Agriculture indicating a holistic environmentally-conscious approach towards viticulture.