Pouilly-Fuisse 2010 "QUINTESSENCE" - Sangouard-Gyot
A great wine produced by a large field. The nose is fine and elegant revealing aromas of white flowers (lime and acacia) and white fruits (peaches). Under opulent features, the structure is right, favored by good natural wealth. Finesse and distinction characterize it. Pouilly-Fuissé is very pleasant to drink from his youth. However, nature has made him a wine, so that the flavors more complex vanilla and hazelnuts will grow with time. Try to wait at least 3 years and up to 10 years to see the great vintages. Pierre-Emmanuel took over the operation of his grandfather in 1997. It operates 8.5 hectares of vines of which 6.8 Pouilly-Fuissé. The vines are 40 years old on average, the harvest is done manually and the wines are vinified and aged in oak barrels aged 5 to 10 years. Now head of 11.20 hectares of inherited family wealth since the eighteenth century, and very respectful of a spirit of pure traditions, Pierre-Emmanuel puts into practice methods in perfect harmony with nature. The treatments are reasoned and minimalist, the vines are plowed and the crop is harvested by hand, with the greatest respect for the vines and grapes.
|Bottle Size||0.75 L|
|When to drink||2015-2025|
Unlike 2009, nothing was taken for granted in 2010 in all Burgundy appellations. The summer heat has not really been at the rendezvous, but the summer back in September and October ensured a perfectly ripe grape. Because of a difficult flowering, causing sagging and millerandage, yields were naturally low with grapes with thick skins and juice concentrates. The wines are lighter than much of 2009, they are both mature, focused and fresh. A balance which makes them easily digestible and facilitates table agreements. 2010 is a great vintage, both in white and red. Saved in extremis by its small harvest (half less volume than a normal year), it displays very tight texture, many dry, well present acidity that will keep its freshness and youth. The low load of grapes and good concentration even yielded more refined maturity in certain exceptional years. It's also a vintage where the expression of each terroir spring, where each wine its original book. The soil outweighs the vintage, which was not quite the case of 2009. Overall, white as red show an enormous concentration, due to low yields; producers who were usually around 35hl / ha fell to 28 hl / ha. This small harvest is not due to diseases, there is not been as severe sorting in 2011 where it has spread to 20% of the grapes sometimes. Spring was relatively dull and harvest, despite the sun was ungenerous. Finally, the quality of the vintage is equivalent between the Cote de Beaune and Cote de Nuits. The whites of the Cote Chalonnaise are also concentrated, this time with a nice acidity that bodes them good guard. On the area of Chassagne, the concentration is once again at the rendezvous; wines looming magnificently, and will age very well. The aromatic expressions are also very much in place. Puligny experienced the same success or even greater, as to meursaults they were terribly promising as they exit. As for Chablis everyone agrees found in 2010 as the best vintage of the last twenty years!