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Tinel-Blondelet Pouilly-Fume Genetin
Domaine Tinel-Blondelet
France - Loire Valley - Pouilly-Fume

Historians state that in the 17th century, in Pouilly Sur Loire, 'muscat genetin' was the original name given to the Sauvignon Blanc grape variety. The Genetin bottling is normally reserved for the most powerful cuvées in the winery. It is produced from 25 year-old vines from a terroir made of "Villiers Limestone" ("Calcaire de Villiers" in French - it is also called "Caillottes"), situated in the hamlet of Le Bouchot, located 1.5 miles Northwest of Pouilly-sur-Loire. 

A golden colored and mineral wine with elegance and finesse. A mineral-laced smoky accent and citrus aromas. Elegant and powerful on the palate. Can be cellared for 2-3 years.

Specifications
Appellation
Pouilly-Fume
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
Sauvignon Blanc
Age of vines
35 years old
Soil type
caillottes - limestone
Vinification
Traditional vinification in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks. Following a gentle pressing, the juice is then fermented in stainless steel at controlled temperatures before being left to age on its fine lees to gain extra depth and concentration before bottling in the next spring. No oak.
Pairings

Food pairing: shellfish, scallop carpaccios, salmon with lemon and olive oil, goat cheese such as "Crottin de Chavignol". Perfect also as an aperitif.

Reviews and News

2017 Tinel-Blondelet Pouilly-Fume Genetin - 90 PTS - WE

2017 Tinel-Blondelet Pouilly-Fume Genetin - 90 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 90 pts"This 37-acre estate managed by Annick Tinel-Blondelet has produced a juicy wine with open white fruits and good acidity. Called after the original name for the Sauvignon Blanc grape, it has great fruitiness, a taut texture and is ready to drink. - Roger Voss"

- Wine Enthusiast (December 2018), 90 pts

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2017 Tinel-Blondelet Pouilly-Fume Genetin - 88 PTS - JD

2017 Tinel-Blondelet Pouilly-Fume Genetin - 88 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"Tart citrus, earth, honey, and a touch of flinty minerality emerge from the 2017 Pouilly-Fume Genetin, which is all Sauvignon Blanc raised in stainless steel. It’s surprisingly rich and textured on the palate, with some serious oomph, yet has bright acidity and a clean finish. It’s an interesting wine that’s going to do well on the dinner table. I suspect it will be better in another 6-12 months and should keep for 3-4 years."

- Jeb Dunnuck (March 27th 2019), 88 pts

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2015 Tinel-Blondelet Pouilly-Fume Genetin - SILVER MEDAL - Concours Paris

2015 Tinel-Blondelet Pouilly-Fume Genetin - SILVER MEDAL - Concours Paris

concours paris silver 2016

- SILVER MEDAL - Concours Général Agricole Paris 2016

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2015 Tinel-Blondelet Pouilly-Fume Genetin - 91 PTS - WE

2015 Tinel-Blondelet Pouilly-Fume Genetin - 91 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 91 pts"This beautifully balanced wine has a fine texture of steely acidity and ripe fruit tones. Like many Pouilly-Fumé wines, it needs time to mature further to bring out the great fruit and the fine structure that will make this an impressive wine. Drink from 2018."

- Wine Enthusiast (October 2017), 91 pts

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2014 Tinel-Blondelet Pouilly-Fume Genetin - 91 PTS - WE

2014 Tinel-Blondelet Pouilly-Fume Genetin - 91 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 91 pts"Called after a former name for the Sauvignon Blanc grape, this wine is well balanced between ripe fruit and crisper herbal flavors. A strong minerality gives the wine its youthful texture. Crisp at the end, it is still full and concentrated. Drink from 2017."

- Wine Enthusiast (May 2016), 91 pts

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Producer Information: Domaine Tinel-Blondelet

Winemaker Annick Tinel is continuing her family’s 400+-year-old winemaking traditions at Pouilly-sur-Loire. Annick Tinel took over the estate from her parents, Camille & Fernand Blondelet, in 1983, becoming a 12th ...
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