Laboure Roi Pouilly-Fuisse (Medal Label) 2003

Chardonnay from Burgundy, France

Item No. 83241
  • white wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Pouilly Fuissé, the finest wine of the Maconnais and one of the best known names from Burgundy, comes from 2,100 acres of vines to the west of the town of Macon, covering the five communes of Fuisse, Pouilly, Solutre, Chaintre and Vergisson. Wines from the neighbouring communes of Loche and Vinzelles may not benefit from the Pouilly-Fuisse appelation. The high limestone content in the granite-based soil suits Chardonnay to perfection and the warmer climate of the Macconais, compared to the cote d'Or and especially to Chablis, allows the grapes to ripen fully, giving high degrees of natural alcohol to the wine. Laboure Roi's production averages 35,000 cases.

Production Area
Macconais, Burgundy

Grape Varieties
Chardonnay 100%.

The grapes are harvested by hand in the vineyards of up to 40 growers and a severe selection occurs at the winery, before they are pressed, the juice being allowed to settle a few hours before fermentation. The alcoholic fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled tanks. Following the malolactic fermentation, the wine spends 8 to 10 months in tank before bottling.

Pale buttery gold

Floral and fruity, hints of honey and hazelnuts

Rich but dry, rounded white fruit flavours and ripe finish


Serving Suggestions
Serve cold but not iced, at 55 Fahrenheit. Drink with all smoked fish, fish grilled or in a sauce, poultry and white meats, including turkey and pork, creamy cheeses.

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Armand Cottin acquired Laboure-Roi in 1974. From its start in 1832, the small yet prestigious Burgundy negociant house--established in Nuits-Saint-Georges by Messrs. Laboure and Roi--had been firmly rooted in the local winemaking community, enjoying an excellent reputation for its high quality wines. Under the leadership of Armand and his brother Louis who later joined him,...

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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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