2012 Domaine Guerrin et Fils Pouilly-Fuissé La Maréchande
Decanted for 2.5 hours and left open in the bottle, this was set up for a blind tasting. Wine was clear and light yellow. A little tight to start on the nose with slight tropical notes and light green apples too. Low to moderate acidity (4.5/10), and is really smooth. On the palate there were notes of light green apples like granny smith apples, tropical and citrus notes. Undertones of nuts, some white peach and a touch buttery. Moderate body with a moderate plus finish. Acidity and body were beautifully balanced. Smooth and refreshing. absolutely beautiful to drink. Can easily develop secondary notes with a few years in the bottle.
We wanted to introduce some white wines to the quarterly tastings. This bottling from Domaine Guerrin et Fils is from La Maréchande in the Pouilly-Fuissé sub-region of Burgundy, France. This vineyard is south-ward facing with a soil composition mixed of clay and limestone. Made of 100% Chardonnay. Aged in 15% new oak for 10 to 12 months with the remaining barrels having been used for up to five years. Prior to aging this wine is extracted using a pneumatic press. A pneumatic press uses air pressure to extract juice from fresh grapes.
2016 till 2025.
Price Point:$$ - Purchased for $34.46 from Weygandt Wines in Washington, DC.