Ripe, supple and of medium body, this classic expression of Pouilly-Fuissé shows vibrant Chardonnay fruit flavors with notes of melon and minerals, gently touched with oak, ending in a fresh, silky finish.
Wine Enthusiast 89 points - With a toasty character, this is a classic of its kind, with ripe fruit and an attractive slice of lemon. A mineral edge to this spicy wine gives a fresh texture at the end. It should age a few months, so drink from 2016.
Wine Spectator 91 points - Ripe and fleshy, this exhibits peach, apple and floral aromas and flavors. There’s a citrus element courtesy of lemony acidity, and the lingering finish evokes mineral. Drink now through 2022. 55,000 cases imported.
(Apr 15 2016)
The communes comprising the appellation of Pouilly-Fuissé lie in the south-central part of the Mâconnais district about twenty miles to the west of the village of Mâcon. The soil composition in Pouilly-Fuissé is extremely variegated and results in the vineyards being scattered among unplanted areas as well as areas entitled only to the Mâcon appellation. The finest vineyards lie on parcels composed of limestone mixed with slate and chalk, and these are found near the villages of Pouilly, Fuissé and to a lesser extent in part of Solutré. Blended with other wines fermented in inert materials, the oak-fermented wines create a Pouilly-Fuissé particularly complex in its flavor spectrum, with greater fullness and structure than is usually found in wines of this appellation.