Pouilly-Fuissé – Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference 2018

Whilst not cheap this wine is relatively good value. Pouilly-Fuisse is often confused with Pouilly-Fume. This is Chardonnay from a small area of Burgundy in the ‘Macon’ region, south of Chablis. I have had so many disappointingly ‘meh’ Chablis that I avoid buying it, unless I’m in France. This producer (Rodet) is based in Mercurey and has a good reputation This wine was very good and I ear-marked it for my Xmas day fish-course wine. I was not disappointed.

Tasting notes: Inviting golden colour. Notes of vanilla, butter, cream – all of which suggest French oak and malolactic fermentation. Citrus and honey on the palate. Had a delicious minerality to it. Perfectly well balanced. Medium length to the finish. Not especially intense but has a complexity to it.

Region of Origin – Burgundy
Wine Colour – White
Price – £19
Where do I get it from? Sainsbury’s
Current Vintage – 2018
Producer – Rodet
Grape – 100% Chardonnay
Country – France
Verdict – Very good

Food Pairing: shellfish, smoked salomon

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