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Roger Luquet, (375ml), 2016, Pouilly-Fuisse “Cuvée Terroir”

White, Old World, Chardonnay from Burgundy

A generous, rich wine, with an emerald-gold colour. The classic lemoniness of chardonnay is rounded with hints of hazelnuts and toased almonds. A delightful aperitif, it goes well with shellfish and line fish with lemon.

Why we recommend this wine
We visited this part of Macon in 2012 and were impressed with the upper-end chardonnays of which this is a great example.

The wine
The 2014 vintage is much better than average. Made in stainless vats to ensure that the fruit comes through. The grapes are on average 50 years old and grown on chalky-clay soils that are very rich in limestone giving a full, rich wine.

The wine estate
We visited the domaine in 2012 (see our trip report here). We were impressed with the wines in general but not those from the 2009 vintage which was poor in these parts. This is a family owned business with the 4th and 5th generation now involved.
www.domaine-luquet.com

Food and wine
Although rich this is not a heavy wine and thus the food that it accompanies should not be heavy either. Shellfish, line fish that is not too gamey and white meats are perfect. Refer also to our food and wine pairing guide, click here

Did you know?
The name Pouilly-Fuissé comes from the neighbouring villages of Fuissé and Solutré-Pouilly, both of Roman origin and growing chardonnay. It should not be confused with the village Pouilly Fumé which is on the Loire and produces Sauvignon Blanc.

  • Cutlivar

    Chardonnay

  • Dry / Sweet

    Dry

  • Oaked

    No oak

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Alcohol ABV

    13%

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