Chardonnay from Pouilly-Fuisse, Maconnais, Burgundy, France
Pouilly-Fuisse is a full-bodied wine of rich and opulent flavors and texture. Ripe apple, lemon, cream, and brioche are Pouilly-Fuisse’s hallmark flavors. Chateau de Beauregard generally aims for clarity and freshness over oaky flavors and this wine shows a touch of toast and vanilla from aging partially in barrel.
White Burgundy, with its richness, texture, and toasted flavors pairs well with light fish and shellfish and can counterbalance cream-based sauces. Oak-aged Chardonnay lends itself well to grilled fish, starches, butter, and toasted nuts.
A whiff of oyster shell signals this sleek white, which gathers flavors of lemon, melon and mineral across the palate. The finish is invigorating and sapid. Drink now through 2023.
Burrier Chateau de Beauregard
The Burriers have been a prominent winegrowing family in southern Burgundy since the 15th Century and have owned the Château de Beauregard in Pouilly-Fuissé for six generations. Frédéric-Marc Burrier is the current family member in charge of the château, as well as running a small négociant business under the name of his grandfather, Joseph Burrier. As the occasional president of the local winegrower’s association, Frédéric has been one of the leading advocates for classifying the Pouilly-Fuissé region’s best climats as premier crus. Frédéric has been focused on identifying the best single-vineyard sites since the mid-1990s and more than a dozen different Pouilly-Fuissés are produced today, along with wines from Mâcon, St-Véran, Fleurie, and Moulin-à-Vent.