Granges Macon Fuisse 22
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The wines of Yannik Pasquet and Domaine des Granges need little or no introduction for regular AWM customers. Year after year, these wines are top favorites and top values, and we look forward to the new vintage arrivals with giddy anticipation.
In the wine world, it's location, location, location; however, it's also considerably about patience. Yannik sources fruit for his Mâcon-Fuissé from higher altitude vineyards in the center of the Pouilly-Fuissé appellation. Because of their relatively higher altitude, Chardonnay didn't ripen here, and in many years, frost would have decimated the harvest.
Over the years, patience paid off, and with the advent of global warming, these higher altitude vineyards now produce extraordinary fruit that's perfectly ripened with gorgeous lift and acidity.
The 2020 vintage in Burgundy, especially in the Mâcon, produced superbly expressive, full-bodied whites with plenty of zip and nerve. A late frost reduced the yield, resulting in gorgeous concentration and definition of fruit.
In the glass, you'll enjoy tropical aromas along with notes of citrus and white flowers on the nose. There's a ton of fruit on the palate that plays flawlessly with the stoney minerality and clean, zippy finish. This one will pair nicely with all white-fleshed ocean fish and shellfish; however, Hammond and I will have a hard time keeping this one away from the porch and patio!