Auvigue Pouilly Fuisse Solutre 2018
A stunning white gold color, this Auvigue Pouilly Fuisse Solutre exhibits a complex nose of white and yellow stone fruits which are complemented by light toasted notes of almonds and gingerbread. The palate is well-balanced, round and mineral-driven with fresh & light toasted flavors that linger on the lengthy finish.
Domaine Auvigue faces the majestic Rock of Solutré, in the heart of the Pouilly-Fuissé appellation. Since 1946, the Auvigue family winemaking traditions and expertise have been passed down through the generations. With their rich history, the two brothers Jean-Pierre and Michel are specialists in great Mâconnais white wines. Pioneers in parcel-by-parcel vinification, they produced different cuvées depending on the terroir. They are now passing on their expertise and the estate to their nephew Sylvain.
How about a white from the same estate? Check out Auvigue Saint Veran Chenes 2018.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
– 91 Points
The subtle nose on this wine suggests creamy apricot. Gentleness and creaminess carry over to a smooth but warm and textured palate. Freshness and a touch of pleasantly bitter pith counter the fruit and creates a bright and long finish.
– 90 Points
At first, this seems like a gentle creampuff of a chardonnay, playing richness at high volume without a lot of flavor detail. Given time, a spicy apple-skin flavor tightens around the cushioned texture and heady scents of toasted lees, as the wine’s energy begins to show. This will benefit from two years or more in the cellar