2020 Pouilly-Fuissé 'Vieux Murs' Loron
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"The 2020 Jean Loron Pouilly-Fuissé 'Les
Vieux Murs' lies next door to Pouilly-
Vinzelles and hails from an even older family
firm than Maison Louis Latour, founded
in 1711. Teasing aromas of honeyed lemon
curd lead to a full, rounded, satisfying
mouthful of crunchy fresh apples and a bone dry
finish. It's very classy."
Jonathan Ray, The Spectator Magazine
Pouilly-Fuissé is one of Burgundy's most famous names, and its wines stand head and shoulders above most others from the Mâconnais, much as the rock of Solutré towers above the region's vineyards. The historic Maison Loron's 'Vieux Murs' cuvée is a very classy expression of chardonnay and a firm favourite amongst the Mr.Wheeler team.
Tropical stone fruit and grapefruit dominate initially, leading to a warming, toasty character - no doubt from time spent in fine French oak - culminating in a zingy, fresh, mineral-infused finish which lingers in the mouth. Delicious.
About the producer
Maison Loron, located in the Mâconnais, is one of the oldest vineyard owners in the south Burgundy, tracing its history back to 1711. The best vineyards of Pouilly-Fuissé - around the famous rock of Solutré are at higher altitude than most of the Mâconnais, giving the wines an extra level of character, aromatic intensity and precision. Legend has it, the original prehistoric inhabitants of the rock would hunt horses by driving off the edge of this sheer drop of several hundred metres.
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