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Enjoy the cool chill of autumn evenings with the crisp minerality of Pouilly-Fuissé from Burgundy, France. Unlike the oaky, buttery style of California Chardonnays, Pouilly-Fuissé (pronounced poo-yee foo-say) is 100% Chardonnay produced in steel tanks (no oak) and foregoes malo fermentation which eliminates the lactic (creamy) flavors.
Pouilly-Fuissé comes from the Mâconnais region located 40 miles south of famous Grand Cru Montrachet vineyards of white Burgundy. Mâconnais is considered Burgundy province though Pouilly-Fuissé and white Burgundy wines are very different. White Burgundy is aged in oak barrels and can be cellared for years. Prices range from $40 to $100 and grand crus are $100+. Pouilly-Fuissé is aged in stainless steel tanks without oak and price range is $20’s. The limestone soil imparts a freshness (acidity) and minerality in Pouilly-Fuissé wines.
Domaine Louis Latour is a large producer in Burgundy now run by the 11th family generation. The current CEO, Louis Latour, is 7th Louis Latour to run the family business. Their wine portfolio is extensive which includes many white and red Burgundies, Beaujolais, Chablis and Macon (Pouilly-Fuissé).
MAISON LATOUR Pouilly-Fuissé 2015
Mâconnais, Burgundy, France $22
James Suckling 91 rating says “A firm and fruity white yet one that’s always fresh and minerally with hints of salt and chalk. Medium body and hints of lemon and mango. Drink now.”
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