Emerald-gold tones visually suggest a wine of finesse and distinction. With aromas of hazelnuts, toasted almonds, grapefruit and lemon, the wine has palate flavors that are harmonious, fresh and full. In southern Burgundy, at the northern border of Beaujolais, lies the Pouilly-Fuissé appellation. At the top of the hierarchy of Mâconnais wines, this area is in the heart of the great appellations that produce white wines: Fuissé, Pouilly-Loché, Pouilly-Vinzelles and Saint-Véran. The judicious, subtle use of oak allows Louis Jadot’s Pouilly-Fuissé to retain its complexity and structure.
Ripe, supple and of medium body, this classic expression of Pouilly-Fuissé shows vibrant Chardonnay fruit flavors with notes of melon and minerals, gently touched with oak, ending in a fresh, silky finish.
2012 was a challenging growing season, characterized by contrasting and unusual weather patterns. The best wine growers always carefully tend their vines and are poised to treat when necessary. In 2012, growers were constantly prepared to treat fungal diseases. The conditions prevented rot, and the grapes that came into the winery showed astonishing quality. This describes the part of the vintage that was saved, the weather, which included hail, reduced the vintage’s grape production by one half. The quality of the harvested grapes was very good.