2020
Pouilly-Fuissé

Chardonnay
SKU: 1BDPFFW320
$42
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$33.60 Member Price*
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Description

Bouchard Aîné & Fils has been making fine wines for over 250 years. The prestige of its name is due to its permanent commitment to ensuring perfect quality and authenticity of style in its wines. Pouilly and Fuissé are the names of two villages in the Mâconnais region, located at the foot of the famous Solutré and Vergisson rocks. The vineyards cover a total of 850 hectares which are divided between four communes. The vines are planted on small, steep cirques with an eastern/south-eastern exposure at altitudes of between 250 and 300 metres.

Please note that this is an imported wine and cannot legally be shipped to GA, IA, IL, IN, LA, ME, MI, MO, MT, SD, VA or WV.

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

Bright gold with green hues.

Aroma: 

Elegant and mineral with flowery, vegetal undertones enlivened with a honey note.
 

Palate: 

A fine and pure, yet rich and luscious wine, with nuances of hazelnuts and grilled almonds.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

All over Burgundy, 2020 was notable for its mildness and low rainfall. After a winter with no serious frosts, we went straight into a spring dominated by sunny, dry weather, resulting in very early bud break. Infrequent outbreaks of rain in June and July were not enough to stave off water shortages. Very high summer temperatures combined with intense sun exposure levels led to the vines gradually falling prey to hydric stress, causing delays to
fruit ripening before harvest-time.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Burgundy, France
  • Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
  • Aging: 
    • 10​ months in French oak barrels
    • 20% new oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Shellfish, Quenelles, Fish, Frogs' Legs, white meats in a cream sauce, whitebait, Poached Poultry, sweetbreads
Cheese & Nuts:
Medium cheeses. Goat cheese
Fruits & Vegetables:
Creamed spinach
Sauces:
Cream Sauce; Pesto Sauce