Country: France Region: Burgundy
Vintage: 2013 Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Maison Joseph Drouhin
Site: the vineyards of Pouilly and Fuissé (two separate villages) cover the slopes of Solutré and Vergisson, two well-known cliffs serving as backdrop to this magnificent landscape.
Soil: clay and limestone from the Jurassic age.
Plantation density: 8,500 vine stocks/hectare.
Yield: purposely low in order to extract all possible nuances from the terroir.
Supply: grapes and must purchased from regular suppliers (long term contracts).
Pressing: very slow so as to respect the fruit. Juices from the last pressings are not retained. No artificial yeasts or enzymes are used.
Ageing Potential: 8 - 10 Years
Tasting note by Véronique Boss-Drouhin:
"A seductive wine and a really nice expression of the Chardonnay grape! The colour is golden, with some green reflections. Among the floral and fruity aromas, almond and ripe grapes dominate. On the palate, the wine is refreshingly pleasant, ethereal in its lightness. Long and refreshing aftertaste".
Vintage: The whites show great character on a fresh and neat structure. They are both precise and full of nuances. Their style is relatively homogeneous through Great Burgundy.
Food Matches: Seafood / Fish / Chicken / Oysters