The Burriers have been a prominent winegrowing family in southern Burgundy since the 15th Century and have owned the Château de Beauregard in Pouilly-Fuissé for six generations. Frédéric-Marc Burrier is the current family member in charge and bottles several different wines from Pouilly-Fuissé along with wines from Mâcon and St-Véran.
The Mâconnais takes its name from the city of Mâcon and sits between the regions of Côte Chalonnaise to the north and Beaujolais to the south. The Burrier family owns 54 acres in Pouilly-Fuissé along with seven hectares of Chardonnay in Saint-Véran and 30 acres of Gamay in Beaujolais.
Pouilly-Fuissé is the most famous appellation of the Mâconnais where Chardonnay enjoys limestone-rich clay and varied terrain. Château de Beauregard produces Pouilly-Fuissé from 54 acres in three villages: Fuissé, Solutré-Pouilly, and Vergisson. Half of the cuvée is fermented and aged in 228-liter Burgundian pièce with the remainder in stainless-steel tanks.
Pouilly-Fuissé is a full-bodied wine of rich and opulent flavors and texture. Ripe apple, lemon, cream, and brioche are Pouilly-Fuissé’s hallmark flavors. Château de Beauregard generally aims for clarity and freshness over oaky flavors and this wine shows a touch of toast and vanilla from aging partially in barrel.
White Burgundy, with its richness, texture, and toasted flavors pairs well with light fish and shellfish and can counterbalance cream-based sauces. Oak-aged Chardonnay lends itself well to grilled fish, starches, butter, and toasted nuts.