Region: Maconnais & Chalonnaise, Burgundy, France
Grape: 100% Chardonnay
Style: Mineral, Unoaked, Full Bodied
Features: Vegan, Vegetarian
Cote Chalonnaise lies between the Cote de Beaune to the north and the Maconnais to the south. Cote Chalonnaise is made up of five communes, from north to south these are Bouzeron, Rully, Mercurey, Givry and Montagny. The Maconnais is centred around the town of Macon, and has a warmer climate than a lot Burgundy due to its southern position and proximity to the warmer Rhone valley.
The cellar and winery for this 5th generation family vigneron is a recently renovated property in the centre of the sleepy village of Fuisse. Since Benoit Luquet established the family roots in vine growing in the 19th century, the domaine has extended to encompass the key appellations of the Maconnais. Today Patrick Luquet presides over 27 hectares of vineyards, including 40 to 70 year old vines in Fuisse and Solutre-Pouilly.The Domiane Luquet produces delicious classic white burgundy using a combination of cement and stainless steel tanks for fermentation to preserve the natural integrity of the fruit. The style is generous in fruit and flavour but balanced with the judicious use of French oak barrels to give hints of nutty complexity.
This Pouilly-Fuissé is a generous and rich wine, with an emerald-gold colour. The alkaline limestone soils of the Mâconnais favours harmonious development of the Chardonnay bouquet, with a hint of hazelnuts, toasted almonds and exotic fruit. A flinty minerality runs through this wine finishing long and refreshing on the palate.
A perfect match for baked or grilled fish in butter including carp and sole and shellfish, lamb sweetbreads, veal or pork in white sauces and poulet de Bresse.