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The history of Labouré-Roi is closely linked to that of Nuits-Saint-Georges, in the heart of the iconic Côte de Nuits. Founded in 1832, Labouré-Roi is today one of the most respected names in Burgundy.

These historical roots in the heart of one of the most fragmented and exacting wine-producing regions in the world have shaped a philosophy focused on excellence and discovery. For nearly 200 years, Labouré-Roi has enabled wine lovers from all over the world to access the prestigious appellations of these legendary vineyards.

POUILLY-FUISSÉ
VALLON D'OR

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2022  

ORIGIN

The Pouilly-Fuissé appellation is situated in the south of the Maconnais’ vineyards. It spreads across the villages of Fuissé, Solutré-Pouilly, Vergisson, and Chaintré. As soon as the incline increases, in the south of Mâcon, around the renowned rocks of Vergisson and Solutré, the vineyard of Pouilly-Fuissé, on clay-limestone soil from the Jurassic era, entirely covers the abrupt hills on little parcels of steep slopes. The harvest is of approximately 40 000 hl for 761 hectares of vines.

On banks of crinoidal limestone, the vineyard lies on the sides and at the base of the rocks on gravelly scree and clay-limestone soils dating back to the Jurassic period. Note also the clay soils on a granitic bedrock in the westernmost part of the appellation.

- Steep incline.
- Eastern, south-eastern exposure.
- Altitude of 200 m to 350 m.

VARIETAL

The Chardonnay is the grape variety of the Pouilly-Fuissé.At least 8000 feet/ha

- Pruning method known as « Taille à queue du Mâconnais » (Maconnais tail pruning).
- Manual harvest.
- Yields of 48 hl/ha.

CHARACTERISTICS AND ASSETS

In this southern region of Burgundy, with its world renowned prehistoric site, the slopes, hills and valleys are covered with golden colors in autumn offering a beautiful and captivating scenery.

VINIFICATION AND MATURING

Manual picking allows for rigorous grape selection during the harvest.  After a slight settling of the juice, the must is fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Maturing process on stainless steel tank for 80% of the blend and 20% on oak barrels during 10 to 12 months.

TASTING NOTES

Nice pale golden color with emerald highlights.

The nose, quite distinctive, reveals a delicate fruit aroma : white fruits (peach) and a mineral touch. Plenty of freshness.

The mouth is harmonious, well balanced, the flavors are both mineral and fruity. A wine with very nice typicity, refined, elegant, and full of charm.

FOOD AND WINE PAIRING

The Pouilly-Fuissé is a very pleasant wine to enjoy during the apéritif with almonds or  salted snacks. Is also excellent paired with a tuna carpaccio, a grilled salmon with butter sauce, fish quenelles, mussels and fries, snails, oysters, white meats, a beef carpaccio, a terrine or aged goat cheeses.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Serve at a temperature of 12 to 14 °C. (54-57°F.).

AGEING POTENTIAL

This wine can be opened now or kept in the cellar for the next three years.