The Scotsman Newspaper
Ten great Christmas whites – by Rose Murray Brown
Pouilly-Fumé Arrêt-Buffatte 2012
We had several high quality pouilly fumés in our tasting, but this stole the show for its great depth of fruit and finesse. Named after the liquid refreshment rest stop for horse-drawn carriages (arret buffate) beside the old Roman road on the eastern banks of the Loire, this sleek sauvignon blanc is made by Annick Tinel-Blondelet from 35-year-old vines grown on Kimmeridgian marl, the same soil as you find in Chablis.