J.J. Vincent Pouilly Fuissé Marie Antoinette 2018
If you like flavorful, elegant, dry whites with a discreet touch of wood, this Pouilly-Fuissé is the perfect wine for you. This Pouilly-Fuissé is outstanding, exhibiting real terroir coupled with fresh, pure fruit flavors. It is our favorite vintage in 10+ years! Made of 100% Chardonnay, 'Marie Antoinette' Pouilly Fuissé is made from grapes grown in several parcels belonging to the Vincent family, and the wine is named after winemaker Antoine Vincent's grandmother, Marie Antoinette Vincent. The soils of the different vineyards impart their own special characteristics into the wine. The stony soils of the Vergisson Vineyards provide the beautiful acidity, elegance and minerality, while the clay soils in the Fuissé vineyard give the wine its full-bodied structure and generous fruit character. The wine is vinified separately in small oak barrels by Antoine, and then blended to achieve a well-balanced Pouilly Fuissé, combining all the wonderful characteristics of the different 'terroirs'.
The 'Marie Antoinette' is one of the wines under the 'JJ' label, named for Jean-Jacques Vincent, Antoine's father. I sold this wine to restaurants in NYC for many years while working for Frederick Wildman and Sons, and my clients loved it for the quality and the price! Also a New York Times favorite, they called it 'deliciously focused and refreshing...the Marie-Antoinette is weighty yet focused with smoky fruit and mineral flavors. 3 Stars.'
|Region||France, Burgundy, Maconnais|