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Saumaize Michelin Pouilly-Fuisse Ronchevats 2011

ID No: 418410
Country:France
Regions:Burgundy
Maconnais
Winery:Saumaize-Michelin
Grape Type:Chardonnay
Organic:Yes
Vintage:2011
Bottle Size:750 ml
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Product Description

Saumaize Michelin Pouilly-Fuisse Ronchevats 2011 is made from 100 percent Chardonnay.

Powerful and warm wine offering quince and sweet fruit aromas. Thick and toasty. Rich and well textured.

 

Past Vintage Reviews:

2010:

"This is spicy, courtesy of the new oak accents, but also shows melon, peach and grapefruit flavors. Juicy and clean on the long finish. Best from 2013 through 2018. 150 cases made. –BS"
- Wine Spectator (October 31, 2012), 90pts

2009:

"Enticing aromas and flavors of peach, lime, mineral and light oak spices mark this supple white. This is lively and creamy at once, with a long finish of apple and stone notes. Drink now through 2014. 150 cases made. –BS"
- Wine Spectator (Nov 30, 2011), 90pts

2006:

"Light yellow. Rich orange and pear aromas are complemented by exotic baking spices and smoked meat; smells like a Meursault. Fleshy orchard fruit flavors give way to spicier citrus on the strikingly nervy, long finish."
- Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (March 08), 90 pts

Winery: Saumaize-Michelin

The Domaine Saumaize-Michelin Estate
This family estate is owned by Roger and Christine Saumaize-Michelin and is located in the Village of Vergisson, the best of the five villages for Pouilly-Fuisse. The estate built new cellars in 1991 and uses 10 - 25% new oak per vintage. 
"Roger Saumaize, meticulous vineyardist and skilled winemaker, makes Macon whites, including four different Pouilly-Fuisses; dense and rich for the region, they behave more like great Cote de Beaunes." - Anthony Dias Blue's pocket guide to wine 2006

The Domaine Saumaize-Michelin Vineyards
This 9 hectare estate is planted to 8.5 hectares of Chardonnay and half an hectare of Gamay for Macon Rouge. The vines are 40-45 years old of age on average. All of the wines are 100% barrel fermented and 100% M-L fermentation. Roger Saumaize makes about 3,800 cases of wine per year under three different appellations: Mâcon-Villages, St Véran and Pouilly-Fuisse.

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