Domaine Guy Saumaize

2017 Domaine G. Saumaize Pouilly-Fuissé Grande Réserve ‘Maillettes’

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2017 Domaine G. Saumaize Pouilly-Fuissé Grande Réserve ‘Maillettes’
2017 Domaine G. Saumaize Pouilly-Fuissé Grande Réserve ‘Maillettes’
2017 Domaine G. Saumaize Pouilly-Fuissé Grande Réserve ‘Maillettes’
2017 Domaine G. Saumaize Pouilly-Fuissé Grande Réserve ‘Maillettes’
2017 Domaine G. Saumaize Pouilly-Fuissé Grande Réserve ‘Maillettes’
2017 Domaine G. Saumaize Pouilly-Fuissé Grande Réserve ‘Maillettes’

Tasting Notes

Big flavour, silky yet light palate and a lingering finish.

A quite rich Burgundian white that reveals finesse and balance throughout. Creamy and buttery with a lovely touch of oak that adds a slightly nutty character to this beautiful wine. Rich but restrained, there is a real elegance and sense of quality that shines right through to the end.

Production Method

Grapes are grown on the limestone and clay soils of Solutré and Vergisson. Fermented in barrique, this wine then spent 12 months in a mixture of new and older French oak.

Producer

The 14.5 hectare Domaine G. Saumaize (formerly Domaine des Maillettes) is now wholly run by Guillaume Saumaize, following the recent retirement of his mother, Annie. Tending to more than forty parcels of vines (up to 80 years old) spread across four Mâconnais communes (Vergisson, Davayé, Solutré and Prissé), he produces Pouilly-Fuissé and a range of other Mâcon AOC wines.

In 2018, the Saumaize family invested in a new barrel cellar, giving them much more flexibility to vinify individual parcels of grapes separately and thus express their terroir even more clearly. The Chardonnays are classically styled, with part or full vinification in oak for richness and complexity.

A Note on Sustainability

Currently working towards HVE 3 certification, the domaine uses sustainable farming methods and minimal chemical interventions. Guillaume pays particular attention to preserving his soils, helping to highlight the specific terroir of each plot. When treatment is required, organic products are used whenever possible.

    Specifications

    Year 2017
    Bottle Size 750ml
    Cultivar 100% Chardonnay
    Country France
    Alcohol content
    13.5% alc vol 
    Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.1 units
    Type White Wine
    Cellaring Potential Awaiting info
    Allergen Information Contains Sulphites
    Dietary Information
    Vegan, Vegetarian, Sustainable
    Food Matches
    A versatile white that will go beautifully with poultry or fish, salads or just as a refreshing glass on its own.
    Origin Burgundy
    Appellation Mâconnais