2017 Les Vieux Murs Pouilly-Fuisse


Price: $49.95 + refundable bottle deposit and handling fee
Varietal: Chardonnay
Brand: Jean Loron
LCBO Product #: 510718
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Region: Bourgogne, Maconnais, France
Category: Regular Consignment
Bottles Per Case: 12
Bottle Size: 750ml

Availability

Availability in consignment

Background

Situated between the Rock of Solutré in Mâconnais and Moulin-à-Vent in Beaujolais, the Maison Jean Loron is one of the oldest and largest vineyard owners in the south of Burgundy. Its wine-growing history dates back to 1711. The story begins more than 300 years ago with Jean Loron in the village of Chénas, in the heart of the steep hills of Beaujolais. Unlike his parents who worked in different types of farming (including vineyards) like so many farmers did at that time, Jean decided to specialise in viticulture. He started by vinifying some category 1 “lieux-dits” or named parcels (future “climats”) in Beaujolais and Burgundy, with the aim of obtaining the perfect raw material to create superior quality wines. It was the beginning of the family’s story. Almost a century later in 1821, his grandson Jean-Marie, aware of the wines’ potential, took over the estate and decided to set up his business in Pontanevaux, not far from the railway. Finally, in 2016, the reins were handed from Xavier Barbet, an eighth generation Loron, to Philippe Bardet, originally from Beaujolais and a great connoisseur of Burgundy. This marked a turning point for our Maison, which is looking to the future more than ever.

Tasting Notes

From clay-limestone soils, the Les Vieux Murs is more than 30 years old. A pale gold colour with green highlights characterizes this Pouilly-Fuissé with an intense and complex nose. The aromas of grapefruit and apple that emerge first are complemented by a elegant spicy touch of cinnamon, on a background of toast. The mouth is of a nice balance, with a dense matter awakened by a saline vivacity. The aromas are expressive, and above all persisting in a fresh, sharp finish.
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