Joseph Drouhin - Pouilly-Fuissé

Joseph Drouhin - Pouilly-Fuissé - 2021 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Joseph Drouhin - Pouilly-Fuissé

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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
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
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
Type:
White
Country:
France
Region:
Burgundy
Appellation:
Pouilly-Fuissé
Producer:
Joseph Drouhin
Grapes/Blend:
Chardonnay

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Joseph Drouhin

Joseph Drouhin

Founded in Beaune in 1880, Maison Joseph Drouhin's cellars have spread from the historical Cellars of the Dukes of Burgundy and the Kings of France in...
Founded in Beaune in 1880, Maison Joseph Drouhin's cellars have spread from the historical Cellars of the Dukes of Burgundy and the Kings of France in Beaune (12th-18th centuries) to the Moulin de Vaudon, an 18th Century watermill in Chablis.

The Joseph Drouhin Domaine was assembled parcel by parcel over the years and comprises today 73 hectares (182.5 acres) of vineyards in Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune, Côte Chalonnaise and Chablis. It is one of the most important domains in Burgundy, with more than two thirds of the vineyards classified as Premier and Grand Crus.

With close to 90 different appellations, Joseph Drouhin offers a fascinating array of Burgundy terroirs in all their authenticity and subtle variations.
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Burgundy - Onshore Cellars

Burgundy

The French Wine region of Burgundy (aka “Bourgogne”) may be small in size, but its influence is huge in the world of vino. The complexity of Burgundy...

The French Wine region of Burgundy (aka “Bourgogne”) may be small in size, but its influence is huge in the world of vino. The complexity of Burgundy can cast fear into the heart of even a seasoned wine pro, but fear not – the region need only be as complicated as you want it to be. Yes, it is home to some of the most expensive wines in the known universe, but there are also tasty and affordable wines.

Main grapes:

Pinot Noir originated in Burgundy and these vines cover 34% of the region, accounting for 29% of overall wine production. The red grape does extremely well in limestone and clay soil, which helps create their complexity. Pinot Noir wines from Burgundy range in colour from cherry to brick, are light in body, and typically have red fruit and spicy flavours. Gamay is a red grape also grown in Burgundy, but only makes up 10% of the vines.

Chardonnay is the primary grape for white wines in Burgundy, making up 48% of the vines and 68% of production. Chardonnay appreciates Burgundy’s marl soil, which gives it delicate floral, fruit, and mineral aromas and full-bodied flavours. Aligoté is the second white grape, accounting for 6% grown. {Read more about the ancient Aligoté grape in Burgundy.}

The region does produce a sparkling wine called Crémant de Bourgogne. It can be made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Aligoté, Gamay, Sacy, and Melon. Varieties include blanc, blanc de blancs, blanc de noirs, and rosé.

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Pouilly-Fuissé

Pouilly-Fuissé

Pouilly-Fuissé is a wine appellation located in the southern part of Burgundy, France. The area is known for producing some of the finest Chardonnay wines in the world....

Pouilly-Fuissé is a wine appellation located in the southern part of Burgundy, France. The area is known for producing some of the finest Chardonnay wines in the world. The appellation covers four communes: Chaintré, Fuissé, Solutré-Pouilly, and Vergisson. The vineyards are situated on the slopes of the hills, which are composed of limestone and clay soils. The climate is continental, with warm summers and cold winters.

The history of Pouilly-Fuissé dates back to the Roman times when the area was known for its wine production. The monks of Cluny Abbey played a significant role in developing the vineyards in the Middle Ages. In the 19th century, the appellation gained recognition for its high-quality wines, and in 1936, it was granted AOC status.

The style of production in Pouilly-Fuissé is traditional, with a focus on terroir and minimal intervention. The vineyards are planted with Chardonnay grapes, which are hand-harvested and sorted to ensure only the best grapes are used. The wines are fermented in oak barrels, which adds complexity and depth to the wine. The wines are then aged for a minimum of six months before being bottled.

The grapes grown in Pouilly-Fuissé are Chardonnay, which is the only grape variety allowed in the appellation. The Chardonnay grapes grown in Pouilly-Fuissé are known for their unique character, which is a result of the limestone and clay soils. The wines produced from these grapes are rich and full-bodied, with a complex aroma and a long finish.

The typical wines from Pouilly-Fuissé are white wines, which are known for their elegance and finesse. The wines have a pale gold color and a complex aroma of citrus, apple, and pear, with a hint of vanilla and oak. On the palate, the wines are full-bodied, with a creamy texture and a long, mineral finish. The wines are best served chilled and paired with seafood, poultry, or creamy pasta dishes.

In conclusion, Pouilly-Fuissé is a wine appellation that produces some of the finest Chardonnay wines in the world. The area has a rich history of wine production, and the wines are made using traditional methods that focus on terroir and minimal intervention. The Chardonnay grapes grown in Pouilly-Fuissé are known for their unique character, which is a result of the limestone and clay soils. The wines produced from these grapes are rich and full-bodied, with a complex aroma and a long finish. Pouilly-Fuissé is a must-try for any wine lover who appreciates the elegance and finesse of a great Chardonnay.

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