Chardonnay grown in its native habitat—in this case the clay and chalk of the Mâconnais—can be light-textured despite the classical winemaking treatment, viz., full malolactic fermentation and barrel aging.
Duboeuf’s young Pouilly-Fuissé is pale yellow with a scent of steel oiled with lemon, and the body, too, has a sour lemon, green melon quality cooled by sharp herbs. There’s also a flintiness, a light grassiness, plus a refreshing cultured cream or crème fraîche sourness.
Unencumbered and uncomplicated. Pair it with poultry, fish, medium-aged cheeses.
13.4% abv | $35 (sample) Imported by Quintessential