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Pouilly-Fuisse, 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 appellation. The high limestone content in the granite-based soil suits Chardonnay to perfection and the warmer climate of the Maconnais, 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. Like all of the white Villages Appellations in the Macon area, Pouilly Fuissé is made from Chardonnay grapes. It is the pearl of Macon appellations. This lovely wine is characterised by a very pale golden colour and the aromas of hazelnut, marzipan and buttery bread yet with a slightly nervy aftertaste. Manual picking allows for rigorous grape selection during the harvest. After a slight settling of the juice, the must is fermented in temperature-controlled tanks, and sometimes in oaken barrels. Serve at a temperature of 14° - 15° Celsius. Serve with smoked salmon, fish in sauce or white meat.
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,...Read More About Laboure Roi
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...Read More About Burgundy
White Wine's Queen Bee
Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different
soils and different climates. While frequently paired with
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...Read More About Chardonnay
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