2008 FUME BLANC
- Wonderful aromas of smokey honey and mandarin abound on the nose of this wine which is a gorgeous light gold colour. The wine has rested in french oak for nine months with occasional lees stirring creating a subtle creamy mouth feel enhancing the flavours of mandarin and stone fruit. Light acidity and a mid length palate make this a delicate and elegant wine. Great matched with cheese.
- $22/bottle $264/dozen
- ABOUT FUME BLANC
Fume Blanc was first used as a wine name by Napa Valley’s Mondavi Winery in 1968. Mondavi had been offered a crop of particularly good Sauvignon Blanc grapes by a grower. At that time the variety had a poor reputation in California, but Mondavi recalled enjoying French Pouilly-Fume, a Sauvignon Blanc-based wine from France’s Loire Valley. Also, “blanc fume” is the local name of a white fog from the river below that envelops the Loire. Looking for a “new label”, Mondavi Americanized the name.
Robert Mondavi oak-aged Sauvignon Blanc was released under the name Fume Blanc in 1968 and became an immediate success, and the name was later officially accepted as a synonym for Sauvignon Blanc. This was at least in part due to the fact that Mondavi deliberately did not trademark the name, instead encouraging other wineries to create their own versions. – Wikipedia 2007
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