Ahhhh White Burgundy… and not just any White Burgundy but Pouilly-Fuisse!!! **Insert loud applause here** Today, we’re thrilled to share Domaine Auvigue Pouilly-Fuisse Vieilles Vignes 2012 with you. Fifth generation winemakers and brothers Jean-Pierre and Michel Auvigue operate the domaine and are basically new-age hippies. They allow each of their parcels to remain true to the fruit it produces by changing the vinification process according to the climate and lean towards utilizing vineyards that are up to 75-years-old. Are you sold yet?!
Now let’s talk about what’s in the bottle. 2012 hit the Macon with spring frosts and a hot, dry summer. All the vignerons were pretty salty (wouldn’t you be!?) until things turned around & it rained for most of the month of September. Harvest was slim which led to structured wines with a long life and this wine is no exception. Complex and concentrated aromas of classic lemon & lime along with stone fruits, fresh fig, and hint of candied ginger. The palate is striking and broad with beautiful acidity, a touch of cedar due to the 8 months in one-year-old-oak, and, of course, balance. In other words, this wine SLAYS so you’re going to want to get your hands on asap!