Pouilly-Fumé is, to many, the finest expression of Sauvignon Blanc in France. It has a signature smokiness ('Fumé' is French for 'smoke). This one is made by one of the most-experienced family wineries in the region. André Figeat and his father Edmond who has imparted to him the RESPECT OF THE LAND and the PATIENCE that allow harvesting the grapes at the good maturity.
Before him, his father Ferdinand pressed with his brother Edme, assisted by their father Louis Figeat, nicknamed CULLUS.
André Figeat represents the sixth generation of père et fils to oversee this family domaine. Expertly trained by his father, Edmond, he tends vineyards predominantly planted to Sauvignon in diverse terroirs of the commune of Pouilly-sur-Loire and on the neighboring Côte du Nozet. In 2019, André’s daughter Anne-Sophie joined the family business after studying chemistry and wine.
Like most successful vignerons, the Figeats cut no corners in their vineyards. In the modern cellar, temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks are used for both fermentation and aging to capture and preserve the Sauvignon character of each Pouilly-Fumé terroir.
Domaine Figeat produces two classic, but quite different Pouilly-Fumés: Les Chaumiennes and Côte du Nozet (near La Doucette). In exceptional vintages, the Figeats also produce a prestige cuvée from their oldest vine parcel they call Les Chailloux, which is comprised of flinty silex soil with large stones.
Grapes of Pouilly Fumé appellation comes from the grape Sauvignon once at maturity, are covered with a grey bloom, with a smoke colour.
The « Fumé » name can also be explained by its mineral taste, characteristic of flint, coming from flint land.
Andre et Edmond Figeat Les Chaumiennes Pouilly-Fume 2020 $48
Full-bodied, but delicate aroma of the wine reveals notes of white flowers, apricots and citrus fruits, especially grapefruit. The taste of wine is soft, delicate, with notes of fruit, flowers and herbs, long refreshing finish.
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Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc
Culinary Recommendation: To serve 10 C - 12 C. Good match with fish and seafood, white meat and goat cheese.
Andre et Edmond Figeat Les Chaumiennes Pouilly-Fume 2020 $52
This wine is young, ripe with apple and citrus fruits and tangy, zesty acidity. The wine also has a strong herbaceous character that will soften while leaving behind a tight, mineral texture.
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Andre et Edmond Figeat "LES ORIGINES" 2021 $52
Grapes of Pouilly Fumé appellation comes from the grape Sauvignon once at maturity, are covered with a grey bloom, with a smoke colour. The « Fumé » name can also be explained by its mineral taste, characteristic of flint, coming from flint land. Its ripe fruits aromas give it a mellow aspect and a long aftertaste much persistent.
We advise this vintage with fishes and white meats with sauce.
Andre et Edmond Figeat XXL Pouilly-Fume 2020 $52
Pale lemon in colour. Ripe fruits aromas, Mellow and a long persistent aftertaste.
Sauvignon Blanc. To serve 10 C - 12 C. Good match with Fishes and white meats with sauce.
André et Edmond Figeat Cuveè Prestige Pouilly-Fumè 2018 $58
Exotic fruits aromas. Delicate mineral notes in the back of the mouth.
Sauvignon Blanc. To serve 10 C - 12 C. Good match with toast of foie gras.