Eric Forest Pouilly-Fuisse Haut de Crays 2006

Chardonnay from Burgundy, France

$43.00 $19.99
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Item No. 97626
  • white wine
  • ST92

Winemaker's Notes

A dazzling cuvée and the highlight of Forest's lineup. These 75-year-old vines perched at the top of the rock represent original Chardonnay rootstock, gnarled vines that stayed put while so much of the valley was pulled up for high-yield clones. Each plant has its own personality, Forest says, and it's immediately evident in the profound complexity of this outstanding wine. Little soil but a lot of "mother rock" here gives the wine incredible minerality; a round, sweet mouth of peaches and pears is delectable. Aged 25% in new wood.

"Bright yellow. Pungent, mineral-driven pear and Meyer lemon on the nose, with a gentle smoky quality building in the glass. Peach pit and vanilla bean flavors are brightened by citrus pith and chalky minerality, which add vivacity and carry through the finish. A suave melange of depth and energy, with wonderful balance and the stuffing to repay cellaring."
International Wine Cellar

Learn About Eric Forest

It"s a good thing that Eric Forest isn"t afraid of heights. Far up on the slopes of the rock of Vergisson, Forest is hard at work on his old vines, in perfect plots that have passed down from father to son for generations. Apart from being one of the most picturesque nooks in this part of Burgundy, Vergisson is preternaturally perfect for growing Chardonnay. What makes this...

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The region of Burgundy is the fairytale land of vines. There are stories of kings, conquerors and commoners recounting the seductive effects of a Burgundian wine. Even now, many wine aficionados and lovers will pinpoint their most memorable wine moment at that first taste of an aged Burgundy. Much of this can be related to the terroir of Burgundy. Centuries of winemaking have...

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Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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