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Pouilly-Fuissé 2013

Producer Information

This Burgundian domaine has been a family estate for nearly 200 years. Erwan Faiveley, 7th generation, took the reins in 2006 from his father when he was only 25. They have earned their reputation as one of Burgundy’s finest and most trusted, with an unparalleled selection from the Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise totalling over 120 hectares.

Vineyards

Pouilly-Fuissé is the  appellation for the finest white wines of the Maconnais region in southern Burgundy. They are produced exclusively from Chardonnay grapes grown in the communes of Chaintre, Fuisse, Solutre-Pouilly and Vergisson. The Pouilly-Fuissé appellation officially dates back to September 1936, although the boundaries were drawn up as early as December 1922. It currently covers around 2,000 acres (800ha) of hillside vineyards, planted on limestone rich clay soils over a granitic base. There is no Premier Cru system within the appellation.

Winemaking

This wine comes from carefully selected plots which are nicely spread out over this appellation. Faiveley regularly carry out quality checks on each plot they have reserved allowing them assurance of the quality of the grapes and the professionalism of the producers they are in partnership with. The wine is then aged on its fine lees for 8-10 months in the cellars in Nuits-Saint-Georges, enabling it to acquire a certain suppleness and more complex aromas.

Vintage Information

A cold Winter followed by a late Spring, with flowering around twenty days later than the recent trend. Temperatures began to rise in June and July was generally fine and dry with some hot days. Hail once again was an issue, a storm hitting on 23rd July. The whites have pure, well-defined fruit flavours, good ripeness and a classic mineral character with fine acidity.

Tasting Note

A brilliant pale yellow colour. The nose is fresh and elegant with varied white flower and citrus fruit aromas. This wine is very expressive and round on the palate giving a nice sensation of freshness.It has beautiful liveliness and very long-lasting aromas which make it a very pleasurable fine wine.

Food Pairing

Fish, Seafood Platter, Fish Terrine

Serving Suggestion

Serve at: 10°C. Cellaring Potential: 3 to 5 years

Mâconnais
100% Chardonnay
Cork

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