Pouilly-Fuissé 2012 - Charles-Henri Bourguignon

Your Sommelier loves Pouilly-Fuissé, and this one is no exception. White wines from this South Burgundy appellation are usually a powerful yet subtle expression of the Chardonnay grape. This one, with its 86 mark from Robert Parker, benefits from a short ageing in barrels, giving it a rich and buttery structure and hints of hazelnuts, on top of its peachy aromas. Absolutely delicious!

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Your Sommelier loves Pouilly-Fuissé, and this one is no exception. White wines from this South Burgundy appellation are usually a powerful yet subtle expression of the Chardonnay grape. This one, with its 86 mark from Robert Parker, benefits from a short ageing in barrels, giving it a rich and buttery structure and hints of hazelnuts, on top of its peachy aromas. Absolutely delicious!
 
Wine Characteristics Tasting and cellaring
Domain Henri de Villamont Eye Bright gold with green hints
Vintage 2012 Nose  Aromas of quince, spices and a hint of minerality
Appellation Pouilly-Fuissé Mouth Well-balanced, round with a long finish of buttery and mineral notes
Area Burgundy (Mâconnais) Drink from Now
Colour White Drink before 2017
Grapes Chardonnay (100%) Open  Open and drink
Type Dry Drinking temperature 12-14°C
       
Food pairing
Fresh pasta with salmon and cream or a veal stew like "blanquette de veau".
 
A word about the domain
Maison Henri de Villamont was founded in 1889 in Savigny-lès-Beaune and has been part of the Swiss group Schenk since 1964. Heavy investments have been made in the last decade by the group to develop the potential of this domain and its négociant range. One was to hire Pierre Jehan, a highly recognised Burgundy winemaker, in order to get that incredible consistent quality in their wines. Villamont produces reds and whites both from their own domain and from meticulously sourced grapes they buy form partner vineyards. Today, their wines are exported all around the world and can be found in the best Michelin-starred restaurant, which obviously speaks for itself.
 
What experts say
About the domain
Bettane & Desseauve: 1* (Good production)
 
And finally for the wine geeks…
Soil Clay and limestone
Harvest Manual
Maturing Stainless steel vats
Alcohol 13%