Jadot Pouilly-Fuisse Premier Cru 2021, Burgundy, France

Beginning with the 2020 vintage a group of vineyards of the Pouilly-Fuisse appellation were granted Premier Cru status. Jadot, as a leading producer of the region, has embraced this advance in a unique manner. This wine is composed of grapes from multiple unique sites newly elevated to Premier Cru. The resulting assemblage presents a recognition of the potential quality of these sites, which are celebrated on the front label. Tasting: Aromas of candied lemon and acacia flowers lead to a palate sensation of brioche and wet stones. The texture is broad and expansive while supported by bright and ripe acidity. This white wine has a finish which is quite long and complex that contributes to its amazing elegance. This wine celebrates the arrival of a new Premier Cru hierarchy in Pouilly-Fuisse. It also reinforces Jadot’s important position as key driver of the Pouilly-Fuisse appellation. It delivers a well-crafted, authentic and ultra-premium ambassador for the region. The bottle features a unique Jadot front label naming the component terroirs. The 2021 vintage was memorable for the extreme challenges it posed to growers. The defining event was a hard freeze in April which lasted several days, and the subsequent dramatic reduction in harvest volumes. Added to this were cool and wet summer conditions which required constant vigilance. The delayed harvest eventually yielded tiny volumes of pristine grapes which express a vibrant and energetic purity.