Domaine Pouilly Fuisse Clos Reyssie 2019 ~ Burgundy, France

Domaine Pouilly Fuisse Clos Reyssie 2019 ~ Burgundy, France

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This is great……and here’s why!

Bronze - Chardonnay-du-Monde Wine Competition (1998 Vintage)
Bronze Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards

88/100 - Decanter Wine Awards
89/100 Wine Enthusiast (Roger Voss) (2017 Vintage)
88/100 Decanter (2016 Vintage)
88/100 Wine Enthusiast (2015 Vintage)
89/100 Robert Parker (2014 Vintage)
90/100 Wine Enthusiast (2011 Vintage)

Wine Enthusiast "This wine's texture and fruitiness give it ripeness plus plenty of freshness. With the acidity just right to balance the ripe white-fruit flavors, the wine has developed well and is ready to drink." (2017 Vintage)

Decanter "Savoury stone fruit and citrus notes are lifted by white flower scents. The palate is rich and sleek, yet subtle and almost beguiling. The oak comes through on the finish." (2016 Vintage)

Wine Enthusiast "This smooth and creamy wine is spicy with wood aging and rich with yellow fruits. It presents a generous character, rounded and open. The wine is ready to drink." (2015 Vintage)

Robert Parker "The 2014 Pouilly-Fuissé Clos Reyssié is just a damn good Mâconnais from Duboeuf. It offers splendid tension and precision on the nose with just a touch of tropical fruit complementing the citrus peel and fresh lime aromas. The palate might not possess the tension of the greatest wines from this vintage, but I appreciate the fine line of acidity and the purity, especially on the second half. This comes recommended." (2014 Vintage)

Wine Enthusiast "A rich Pouilly Fuissé, concentrating on ripe tropical fruits and a rounded structure. The wine has weight, richness and a good density. With all these complex characters, it's a wine that needs to age over at least three years." (2011 Vintage)

Les Vins Georges Duboeuf is one of the largest wine producers in France founded by the late Georges Duboeuf who was affectionately known as 'le roi du Beaujolais' (the king of Beaujolais) or sometimes pape du Beaujolais (Pope of Beaujolais). Les Vins Georges Duboeuf produces a staggering 3 million cases of wine annually. The company is most well-known for its popularization and production of Beaujolais wines. In 2018 Georges’ passed control of his company to his son Franck Duboeuf, who is considered to be one of the key specialists in Beaujolais, its terroir and its wine, and has shifted production to focus more on Beaujolais Nouveau.

Pouilly-Fuissé is the home of the finest white wines of southern Burgundy's Maconnais district. They are produced exclusively from Chardonnay grapes grown in the communes of Chaintré, Fuissé, Solutré-Pouilly and Vergisson. The typical Pouilly-Fuissé wine is full-bodied, ripe and relatively elegant, with the best examples rivaling the finer wines of the Côte de Beaune. The zone currently covers around 800 hectares (2000 acres) of hillside vineyards, planted on limestone-rich clay soils over a granitic base. The 500m (1640ft) limestone escarpment known as the Roche de Solutré is located at the heart of the appellation's vine-growing area and towers over the vineyards below. The Clos Reyssié in particular is the most famous terroir in the village of Chaintré, one of the four villages in the Pouilly-Fuissé appellation.

Burgundy (Bourgogne in French) is an historic and highly respected wine region in eastern France. Burgundy wines have long had devout followers throughout the world and continue to do so today. Although Bordeaux produces about four times as much wine every year, Burgundy’s estimated 74,000 acres (30,000ha) of vineyards are considered to be of equal importance, producing some of the most exclusive wines on Earth.

Chardonnay is one of the world’s most popular grapes, Chardonnay is made in a wide range of styles from lean, to rich, creamy white wines aged in oak. Bolder, richer, full-bodied and buttery. The Domaine Pouilly Fuisse Clos Reyssie has been described to be buttery and complex, and is the perfect companion for a meal of chicken or turkey.