Jadot Pouilly-Fuisse 2022, Burgundy, France

100% Chardonnay from the south central part of the Mâconnais. The soil composition in Pouilly-Fuisse is extremely variegated and results in the vineyards being scattered among unplanted areas as well as areas entitled only to the Mâcon appellation. The finest vineyards lie on parcels composed of limestone mixed with slate and chalk, and these are found near the villages of Pouilly, Fuisse and to a lesser extent in part of Solutre, which also benefit from excellent hillside exposures. Maison Louis Jadot has long maintained agreements with several growers exclusively in the communes of Pouilly and Fuisse, and many years ago began delivering oak casks to these proprietors so that they could set off the fermentation of their musts in these casks. Blended with other wines fermented in inert materials, the oak-fermented wines create a Pouilly-Fuisse particularly complex in its flavor spectrum, with greater fullness and structure than is usually found in wines of this appellation. This wine has aromas of fresh red apples, honey and white flowers with elegant and rich flavors of toasted nuts and citrus. One of the purest expressions of this typical Burgundian grape.