Tinel Blondelet, Pouilly-Fume Genetin 2020Regular price $30.00 Save $-30.00
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
What’s most impressive about Tinel-Blondelet is the fact that Annick represents the twelfth generation of winemaking; their family has been dutifully wine growing for more than 400 years in the Loire Valley. Ferdnand Blondelet, the previous generation, is to thank for much of the identity of the winery today. Fifty years ago, he had been endeavoring in farming in the area of Pouilly sur Loire when he decided to focus solely on viticulture. He later acquired more land in Sancerre, which gave the family another appellation in which to bottle their wine. Fernand then became the first of the Tinels to create a wine-tasting cellar. Today, Tinel continues the tradition of the family coupled with her authenticity; both traits exude themselves in the wines.
“Genetin,” according to historians, was the name for the Sauvignon Blanc in the Pouilly-sur-Loire area. The Sauvignon comes from 35 year old vines and undergoes a bit of lees ageing in stainless steel before bottling for additional concentration.