2010 Manoir du Capucins, Pouilly-Fuisse “Aux Morlays” White Burgundy, France.
Chloe Bayon, proprietor and winemaker at Manoir du Capucin is one of the region’s stars and she is in fact President of the Pouilly-Fuisse union of growers/producers. She makes a range of wine from Macon to single Cru Pouilly-Fuisse, all of which show her gift with Chardonnay, this is a talented winemaker and a label to follow, I would compare her offerings to those of Domaine Robert-Denogent in terms of style and quality, this are fantastic white Burgundies. Chloe’s 2010, 2011 and 2012 wines are amazing, especially this 2010 Aux Morlays cuvee, which is one of the best Maconnaise of the vintage in my opinion and it compares well with some Cote de Beaune releases from this tremendous year. The 2010 Manoir du Capucins Pouilly-Fuisse Aux Morlays shows ripe pear, crisp apple, lemon and stone fruits with steely/mineral, clove, fig and honey along with brisk acidity giving a vigor and driving force to this divine Chardonnay, as well as wet river stones, hazelnut and fresh cut peach. This is serious and impressive wine, be absolutely sure you don’t miss this one, drink now and over the next 3 to 5 years.
($35 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive
avail at www.sfwtc.com ($33.95)