Old Vine Chardonnay

Today we listed a wonderful Chardonnay from the appellation of Pouilly - Fuisse in the Macon region of Burgundy. It is from a combination of vineyard sites around the villages of Pouilly, Solutré and Fuissé.  There are no premier cru sites in this region of Burgundy, it is said that when the AOC was being drawn up no one applied to have any vineyards recognised as Premier Cru, this means that you really need to look at each individual wine and judge them on their own merits. 

The wine we have listed is Collvaray et Terrier 2011, our Dutch friend at Prancing Horse vineyard on the Peninsula is the importer of this wine.  I thought that this Chardonnay was really drinking well it has a great palate weight, nice fine structure and amazing length. We are pretty excited to find a Burgundian white which has some much charm and which we can sell for under $90 dollars. I feel that the character of the wine has a lot to do with it being  wine made from older vines "vieilles vignes", for those of you with French as bad as mine this is some thing to look out for on labels. 

Here is a link to the <vintage report for white burgundies for 2011> for those of you who wish to find out more about the year. (thanks to Decanter magazine) 

Here is a link to the tasting notes on the < producers site> ( I think that it is interesting that they do not talk about what vintage these notes are for..)

I love this chinese prancing horse .......