2009 Domaine des Nembrets Denis Barraud Pouilly-Fuissé "Les Folles" Vieilles Vignes

SKU #1107352

This is terrific Pouilly-Fuissé, with good energy and a clear focus. It is ripe and round, but not soft. There is very nice minerality, a long finish and clear sense of balance and weight. Attractive Chardonnay, with a bit of oak showing and a mouthfeel with notes of apples and pears. A terrific value. (Keith Wollenberg, K&L Burgundy Buyer, 03/12)

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By: Steve Greer |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 9/4/2012  | Send Email
Customers and staff always look forward to the release of the wines from Nembrets and the 09's are even better. Just a bit of oak on the nose along with green apple. The palate is all apple and minerality with a long lingering minerality on the finish. Alot of wine for $20.

By: Kyle Kurani |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/28/2012  | Send Email
People don't often think of the many values of lower priced wines that Burgundy offers. This Chard is both bright and crips, but has some lovely ripeness stemming from the warmer 09 vintage. Apple and pear notes, a touch of oak for richness, a well put together wine.

By: Mike Parres |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/10/2012  | Send Email
This Pouilly-Fuissé is very crisp and stylish. Lovely flowery fruit. Plenty of depth, energy and concentration underneath and a very long finish. Love "Les Folles" Vieilles Vignes, (old vines) at affordable prices!

 By: Elaine Travels |  Review Date: 9/12/2012 
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Tight & dry with smooth finish. Mineral finish.

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Varietal:

Chardonnay

- It's hard to believe that up until about 30 years ago, this extremely popular varietal hid behind the veil of geographical names like Chablis and Puligny-Montrachet. Now grown all over the world and bottled by its varietal name, Chardonnay has achieved a level of branding unlike any other wine. Surprisingly, though, what you get when you buy Chardonnay can differ greatly from country to country and even within one country, depending on the climate where it's grown and how it is vinified and aged. From fresh, crisp and minerally with apple and lemon notes to rich and buttery with tropical fruit overtones, Chardonnay runs the gamut. In France's Burgundy, Chardonnay is the source of the prized wines of Chablis, Corton-Charlemagne, Mâcon, Meursault and Montrachet. It also the foundation of exceptional Champagne, where it is blended with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier or vinified on its own into Blanc de Blancs. It is also extremely popular in California, and is gaining popularity in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain and South Africa.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
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Burgundy

- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north. View our bestselling Burgundy.
Alcohol Content (%): 13