Pouilly-Fuisse 2011 "QUINTESSENCE" - Sangouard-Gyot

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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.

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SKU B344
Color White
Bottle Size 0.75 L
Country France
Region Bourgogne
Appellation Pouilly-Fuissé
Alcohol 13.50
Main grape Chardonnay
Grapes 100% Chardonnay
Maturing Barrique
Tasting Scores

RVF 16.5, BD 14, GM 15

When to drink 2016-2026
Vintage 2011
Vintage Description

2011 in Burgundy, is a relatively early vintage. The vine pushed smoothly until June, with almost three weeks early due to a particularly hot spring. In July, with the freshness and rain, the cycle has slowed, but sets out again in August, milder months. In the end, the wines do not lack wealth, but it is the delicacy of the tannins (for red) that makes the charm of the vintage, and low acidity makes them supple wines. The tannins are silky, pleasant fruit wines but sometimes lack a bit of ""pep"" and as they are already very pleasant we think probably not at a very high guard. The de-nights-ribs well with the character typed but already pleasant to taste the fruit. Fairly fine material but that one should not spoil by too supported farms. In side-de-Beaune, the reds are also fruity and pleasant, with less structure in 2010 or 2009, but an easy character quite nice. The southern part (Volnay, Pommard) seems more successful than the northern part. The whites are of a style rather digestible and fresh, easy at first, but sometimes lack a little depth.