These grapes are grown on 2 hecatres (4.9 acres) of South-facing vines that are over 20 years of age, planted in the traditional French Guyot style. After manual harvesting and gentle pressing, fermentation takes place under controlled temperatures. The wine stays on its lees for a short time, with juice racking. 30% of the wine is then aged in new French oak for eight months, before bottling.
For more than 200 years, the Béranger family has resided in Pouilly, a hamlet of Solutré. This area was formerly called the Béranger District. The father Emile and his son, Robert, cultivate the 12.35 acres of the estate with the help of their spouses. Emile, who was born in the house, has been tending the land for more than 50 years. Madame Béranger is also the daughter and granddaughter of winegrowers. The cellar is like a second living room where guests are received, cup in hand, to talk of Pouilly Fuissé. The Bérangers love wine and vineyards, they know how to make one appreciate wine and how to extol its virtues.
Best-paired with appetizers, grilled fish, (like Halibut), lobster salad, chicken in mushroom cream sauce, and comté cheese.
PRODUCER: Georges Duboeuf
REGION: A.O.C. Pouilly-Fuisse
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Chardonnay
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 3.1 g/l
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.35 g/l
2018: 92 Pts - Vinous, Oct 2019
2018: 92 Pts - James Suckling, Nov 2019
2017: 92 Pts - James Suckling, Dec 2018
2016: 92 Pts - James Suckling, Feb 2018
2015: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Nov. 17
2013: 92 Pts 'Editor's Choice' - Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 2015
2003: 90 Pts - Wine Advocate #153, June 2014
2002: 91 Pts - Wine Advocate #148, Aug. 2003