2014 Chateau Vitallis Pouilly-Fuissé (Previously $20)

SKU #1229403 91 points Wine Enthusiast

 Crisp, tight and mineral, this classic wine has citrus and apple fruits filled out with creamed pear. The zingy texture is still young and vibrant. With intense acidity at the end, the wine could still develop, so drink from early 2017.  (8/2016)

K&L Notes

Last few bottles of the 2014! There are still treasures to be found in the Mâcon, where small producers fly under the radar. Our most recent acquisition is Château Vitallis. In classic Burgundian fashion, the Dutron family has been growing vines since 1835, and now owns some of the oldest and best parcels in the village of Fuissé in the Pouilly-Fuissé district. Our buyers happened upon the château during a trip to Burgundy last October, and it was quite evident upon their return that they’d found something special. Perhaps it was the haste with which the samples were chilled and opened, or the irrepressible smiles, but this was evidently a good breakthrough for our Burgundy buying team. In the glass, the wines live up to the hype: subtle, like any good white Burgundy, but complex, mineral-driven and poised. Natural yeast fermentation, aged on the lees, with 70% in stainless steel tanks and 30% in French oak.

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By: Heather Vander Wall | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/20/2016 | Send Email
The 2014 Vitallis Pouilly-Fuissé will quite likely be a new crab season favorite, as it is both lean and ample, with a tangy, saline quality, complemented by a softening touch of ripe pear and vanilla. On this wine, Denis Dutron uses both stainless steel and French oak—typically with minimal amounts of new oak—to lend richness and texture to the wine, without overpowering the fruit.

By: Sal Rodriguez | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/22/2016 | Send Email
Impressive Chardonnay for the money! I like how expressive it is out of the glass and how inviting it is to be sipped on. Touches of lemon zest and dried flowers on the nose with a nice weight to the palate offering up a nice creamy texture. Slight touch of vanilla from the tiny bit of wood that it sees is quite enjoyable. This is what I call "easy drinkin'".

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- 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.