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