Chapoutier Trenel Pouilly-Vinzelles Climat Les Quarts 2018, AOC Pouilly-Vinzelles
The wine is bright, with remarkable clarity and brilliant golden hues. An intense bouquet, with aromas of stone fruits such as apricot and peach and a hint of citrus fruits, present also. The palate is dense and rich with aromatic fruit perfectly balanced with a clean acidity that brings freshness and a persistent finish.
The climat 'Les Quarts' is located in the Pouilly-Vinzelles appellation, situated in the South of Saône-et-Loire, near Mâcon. The vineyard comprises limestone, chalk, and clay, with the vines averaging 55 years old. The area is still influenced by the Rock of Solutré, with its prominent limestone from the Jurassic era.
Fermented with indigenous yeasts, with complete malolactic fermentation to give luxury and structure. Aged in French oak barrels for twelve months.
93 Points | Antonio Galloni (2016)
"A highly perfumed, incisive bouquet evokes fresh pear, nectarine, orange, fennel and pungent flowers. Palate-staining, mineral-laced orchard and pit fruit flavors show excellent clarity and spicy cut on the back half. Delivers real power and tension on the impressively long, chewy finish, which leaves behind pear nectar and lemon curd."