Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Pouilly Fume, France
After working a stint with Leon Barral in the Languedoc, 21 year old Jonathan-Didier Pabiot returned to his family domaine in Pouilly-Fumé with a passion for organic viticulture and strong ideas for the future. Jonathan's father Didier — a 4th generation vigneron in Les Loges — was not easily persuaded of this new, natural path forward, but he nevertheless gave Jonathan-Didier 1.5 hectares of vines that were planted by his grandfather. Jonathan-Didier found an additional 1.5 hectares to rent (vines he later purchased) and immediately converted all three hectares to organic viticulture. From these vines he crafted the much sought-after, top cuvées of Prédeliction and Eurythmie. This fine debut created early whispers that Jonathan was among those who would push the limits of quality in Pouilly-Fumé, much like the late, great Didier Dagueneau had done several decades earlier. It took only 6 months for Didier Pabiot to see the results of his son's organic approach in the vineyards. He decided to follow Jonathon's lead and began organic conversion of his 17 hectares of vines. The father-son duo joined forces in 2010, with all 20 combined hectares now in full organic certification. The Pabiot vineyards are among the most lush, lively and vibrant one will ever see. They are one of only three organic growers out of 120 domaines in Pouilly-Fumé.
Food Pairing: Perfect with any dish with fresh herbs, goat cheese, light shellfish or seafood dishes.