Florent Descombe Pouilly-Fuisse 2016



A plush, luxuriant and complex fine white from 18 months lees ageing.

Premium white Burgundy with the focus on flavour and textural development through a long maturation process. Chardonnay grapes are harvested by hand, fermented at a moderate temperature then aged on fine lees with regular stirring for 18 months.

The result is a plush, luxuriant and complex fine white, pale golden in colour with well developed floral, fig and nut aromas. The palate is rounded and minerally, lush melon and fleshy stone fruits to the fore with creamy, oily nut characters on the mid palate and a fine, elegant finish revealing floral, fig and vanilla notes.

More than capable of handling the most extravagant seafood fare, try with lobster or langoustines loaded with butter, or fois gras, patés or creamy cheeses.

  • Rich, minerally, elegant
  • 750 ml
  • 12.5% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2022

Producer: Descombe Family Wines

Vins Descombe is a family-owned company since 1905, growing from small vineyard holdings in Beaujolais to operating across Burgundy and latterly into the Rhône in recent years. Distribution was almost entirely domestic until the 2000s, since when they've achieved success in export markets and invested heavily in upgrading on the production side. Marine Descombe (above right, with father Florent) is the fifth generation and has overseen much of the modernisation, as well as further vineyard acquisitions in Beaujolais, Chablis and, most recently, the Rhône.

Wines are modern in style with a pride in regional identity — Descombe's portfolio covers some of the most recognised and highly prized appellations in the world — but, largely because of their extensive vineyard holdings and grower connections, they're also able to produce outstanding varietal table wines away from regional restrictions.

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