Chateau Beauregard Pouilly Fuisse 2014
VINES AND VITICULTURE Grape variety: Chardonnay 100% - Average age of the vines: 30 years. The vineyard is managed to promote microbial life in the soil, to encourage deep rooting of the vines. Strict control of the yields; culture respectful of the environment; ploughing; 100% hand picked
WINEMAKING AND DESCRIPTION OF THE WINE Harvested at the optimal maturity level, our grapes are sorted, if necessary, on a vibrant table before the slow process of pressing. After a rigorous ‘débourbage’ about 50% of the cuvee is fermented in oak ’pièces’ (228l burgundian barrel), the other part is fermented in stainless steel tanks under temperature control, in order to keep a maximum of freshness and fruit. Thus we try to get a good balance between seduction and ageing potential. The best moment to drink the wine depends on the natural acidity of the vintage. We usually consider that it is between one and five years after bottling. The young wines evoke the white fruits (pear, peach…), the white flowers (acacia). The wine is fresh, mineral and balanced with a honey and grapefruit final. Getting older, the aromas become more complex and dense, a little buttery, toasted and dry fruit hints, with still this honeyed unctuousness.
FOOD MATCHING Serve between 12 and 15°C in fine crystal glasses. Pouilly-Fuissé matches with scallops, grilled or ‘en sauce’ fish, poultry (poulet de B