The Wine: Pouilly Fuisse' Chardonnay 2013
Domaine Perraud Pouilly Fuisse' Chardonnay 2013 is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes certified organic and biodynamic grown within the Pouilly-Fuisse appellation, in the Mâconnais subregion of Burgundy. Domaine Perraud Pouilly Fuisse' Chardonnay 2013 is a medium-bodied white wine, crisp and refreshing with notes of ripe apple, pear, and honey.
The Producer: Domaine Perraud
Isabelle and Bruno Perraud founded their Domaine Perraud in 1987. They farm 8.5 hectares of vineyards - certified organic since 2002 and biodynamic in 2018 - in several Beaujolais locations, including Morgon, Moulin-à-Vent, and Fleurie. Isabelle and Bruno adopt a low-intervention approach in the cellar. Each of their wines is handcrafted with the utmost care and are easily some of the best examples of Beaujolais (red wine made from Gamay grapes) and Pouilly-Fuisse (white wine made from Chardonnay grapes) on the market.
The Region: Mâconnais
The Mâconnais is located in the southernmost part of Burgundy, stretching from Sennecey-le-Grand and Saint-Vérand for about 24 miles. The Mâconnais borders with the Saône valley (west), with the Grosne valley (east), and with Beaujolais (south); its capital is the city of Mâcon.
The Mâconnais is home to a plethora of regional appellations such as Mâcon, Mâcon-Villages, Bourgogne, Bourgogne Aligoté, Bourgogne Passe-Tout-Grains, Coteaux Bourguignons and Crémant de Bourgogne. There also are several Appellations Villages, specific to a hamlet - Pouilly-Fuissé, Pouilly-Loché, Pouilly-Vinzelles, Saint-Véran, Viré-Clessé.
Vineyards are sparse and planted on hillsides; the main varietals are Pinot Noir and Gamay for red wines, Chardonnay for white wines. Wine production in the Mâconnais dates back a thousand years, deeply influenced by the work of Benedectine monks.
The Terroir of Mâconnais
The climate of Mâconnais is much warmer than the rest of Burgundy; spring frost is quite rare and generally speaking grape ripen fully with every vintage. The soil is the typical limestone which can be found all over Burgundy.