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POUILLY-FUISSE

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2015  

Varietal

100% Chardonnay.

History

Between Tournus and Mâcon, northern France becomes southern France. In the Middle Ages, the linguistic border between the langue d’Oil, spoken in the north, and the langue d’Oc, spoken in the south, passed through here. The land of the poet Lamartine is watered by the Saône and composed of an undulating landscape. The Mâconnais region forms a rectangle measuring 50 kilometres from north to south with a width of approximately 15 kilometres. Vines flourish in its warmest areas at altitudes of between 220 and 400 metres. In the Pouilly region of production, two limestone spurs, Solutré and Vergisson, give an unexpected thrust to the landscape. At the base of the Solutré Rock, which was inhabited 35,000 years BC, archaeological digs have revealed a pile of horse bones covering a two-metre-deep surface area of almost 4 hectares. The Pouilly-Fuissé AOC was created in 1936.

Origin

The hills of the Mâconnais region form a group of secondary range mountains with north/north-east and south/south-west facing slopes which are separated by parallel faults. The area of appellation encompasses 750 ha which produce 40,000 Hl of wine. Our selection comes from hillside parcels around the village of Fuissé.

Lower and Middle Kimmeridgian limestone and marls.

Vinification and maturing

- Must and grapes were brought in
- Long pneumatic pressing
- Static settling of the juice
- Alcoholic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperatures (18 to 20°C) to preserve as much fruit as possible
- Malolactic fermentation was started in mid-October using selected bacteria
- Malolactic fermentation was complete in mid-November
- Aged on fine lees for 5 months.

Tasting notes

Golden colour with silvery highlights.
The nose is characterized by aromas of citrus fruits (tangerine) as well as by lovely minerality and subtle floral notes.
Soft yet fresh on the palate. Well-integrated acidity subtly underpins flavours of toasted almond and citrus zest.

Food and wine pairing

The perfect match for all types of fish as well as grilled white meats.

Serving suggestions

14°C