Domaine Jean-Pierre Bailly lies in the heart of the Pouilly-Fumé appellation. After taking over from his father in 2000, Patrice Bailly is the sixth generation to run this family domaine, which comprises 17 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc planted among the best vineyards in the hills of Pouilly-Fumé. The vines are between 10 and 40 years old, planted in the communes of Tracey-sur-Loire, Saint-Andelain and Pouilly-sur-Loire. They are planted at an average density of 6,600 vines per hectare on calcareous Kimmeridgian soils, which are typical of the appellation.
The grapes are destemmed and pressed upon arrival at the winery. After fermentation in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks, the wine is left to rest on its fine lees for four months, adding texture and character to the finished wine. This charming Pouilly-Fumé is beautifully perfumed with aromas of peach, citrus fruit and white flowers with an elegant minerality on the palate and a lifted finish.
Domaine Jean-Pierre Bailly owns 17 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc vines, which are situated on the hills among the best vineyards in Pouilly-Fumé. The vines are on average 15 years old, planted in the communes of Tracey-sur-Loire, Saint-Andelain and Pouilly-sur-Loire. They are planted at an average density of 6,600 vines per hectare on calcareous kimmeridgian marl and limestone soils, which are typical of the appellation.
The 2020 vintage proved to be excellent in the Loire Valley. Mild spring temperatures resulted in a fast- growing season, with little risk of disease, and the grapes showed fresh, fruit-forward characteristics. Harvest took place from 7th to 19th September with healthy yield levels.
The grapes were machine harvested and 100% destemmed. After pressing, fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Post-fermentation, the wine was aged on its fine lees for 3-4 months before bottling.