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.
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.
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.
13.5% alc vol
|Units of Alcohol per Bottle||10.1 units|
|Cellaring Potential||Awaiting info|
|Allergen Information||Contains Sulphites|
Vegan, Vegetarian, Sustainable
A versatile white that will go beautifully with poultry or fish, salads or just as a refreshing glass on its own.