Pouilly-Fuissé Aux Bouthières
The 2016 Pouilly-Fuissé Aux Bouthières comes from clay-limestone soils, frost in this year reducing the yield by around one-half (20hl/ha). It offers crisp lemon rind, crushed stone and white peach. The palate is full of energy, shrugging off the trauma of the growing season and delivering a satisfying, quite tantalizing mineral-rich finish. If this is a precursor to what the Parinet family intend with the domaine then we are in for a treat. Highly recommended.
This ripe and fruity wine from the heart of the appellation's terroirs is attractively spicy as well as packed with crisp apple fruits. Balanced and lifted by acidity, the wine still has attractive freshness. Drink now.
Set to become a premier cru. One parcel dates back to 1945. Quite a lot of clay with the limestone. Barrel fermented, 20% new oak. More fragrant and cedary than the village Pouilly-Fuissé 2016. Very inviting. Creamy but elegant, the oak very subtle. Dry, gently chewy, pure precise citrus. There’s mealy richness but great tension. Very direct, and has eaten the oak. Tense,
Coming from the heart of this AOC in the alkaline clay soils of Pouilly this wine is elegant with some frilled edges that are unmistakably Maconnais. The nose opens with a whiff of butterscotch and pear, playing with a little bit of citrus (tangerine?) and a hint of banana. On the palate these all carry over with added notes of the sweeter side of acacia and dried coconut.