2018
Pouilly-Fuissé

Chardonnay
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: 

Gold with green tints, brilliant and clear.

Aroma: 

Elegant, fairly reticent, very mineral with flowery, vegetal undertones enlivened with a honey note.
 

Palate: 

 A fine, pure wine, very fat. The nature of the "terroir" favours the harmonious development of the aromas of he grapes, with nuances of hazelnuts and grilled almonds. A rich, luscious wine.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

Once again, the 2018 vintage in Burgundy offered the vision scenario of an early harvest. It was already the case in 2017, and 2018 was even earlier! This vintage comes in the earliest harvest palmares compare to the norm (around the 20th of September) and come just in the second place after the unforgettable 2003 vintage when harvest between the 20 and the 25th of August in the Côte d'Or department. All along the year 2018, the weather was very diverse, even atypical according to the month and the area. After a rainy start in the year, the spring period was very summery with sunshine above the seasonal norms and quite scarce rain.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Burgundy, France
  • Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
  • Aging: 
    • 10​ months in French oak barrels
    • 20% new oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Shellfish, Frogs' Legs, Poached Poultry, White Meats, Quenelles
Cheese & Nuts:
Light Cheddar
Sauces:
White Meats in a Cream-sauce
SKU:
1BDPFFW318
$40