2010 Evening Land Vineyards Pouilly-Fuissé (Elsewhere $25)

SKU #1148231 91 points Wine & Spirits

 Platinum in color and lithe in structure, this has the feel of bright sun on a foggy day. It’s an ornate white Burgundy, speaking of the terroir with its seashell minerality and of fruit with its plum and white peach flavor. Rich and toasty, this is ready to decant for equally rich fish.  (4/ 2013)

Wine Spectator

 A straightforward white, showing ripe apple, peach and subtle grapefruit notes. Builds to a powerful finish, with citrus and spice accents. Drink now through 2016. (Web-2013)

K&L Notes

Bright and focused, this showcases the terroir or Pouilly Fuisse. It is sourced from vineyards in Solutre and shows good acidity, a thread of minerality, and the richness of the beautiful 2010 vintage. Winemaker Christophe Vial's deep Burgundian roots allowed him to identify unique and distinctive parcels from which he sources fruit for his Evening Land Vineyards' wines. He works closely with the grape growers, consulting on when to harvest, for optimal fruit. As teh winery says on its website: "Burgundy is Evening Land’s inspiration and True North; the paramount reference for our exploration of the world’s best terroir for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay." (Keith Wollenberg, K&L Burgundy Buyer)

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By: Melissa Smith |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 2/27/2014  | Send Email
An intriguing palate with nice acid and a great texture. Evening Land has branched out from their humble Sonoma roots, to Oregon, and now the Cote d'Or.

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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.
Sub-Region:

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 (%): 12.5