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Saumaize-Michelin Pouilly-Fuisse Clos Sur La Roche
Domaine Saumaize-Michelin
France - Burgundy - Pouilly Fuisse   

Produced from the oldest parcel of the estate dating back from 1979 and planted on the slopes of the Vergisson Rock, "Clos sur la Roche" benefits from a south sun exposure. This beautiful Chardonnay offers abundant floral and white fruit aromas, toasty and buttery notes and brioche scents. Well-balanced and concentrated on the palate with a rich structure and refreshing notes of zesty lemon and mineral purity that brings a vibrant energy to the finish.

Specifications
Appellation
Pouilly Fuisse
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
100% Chardonnay
Age of vines
40-100 years old
Agricultural Practices
Biodynamic
Soil type
limestone
Vinification
Manual harvest. Crushing, slow pneumatic pressing, full fermentation in Burgundy French oak barrels (15% new).
Aging for one year on fine lees. Bottled according to the lunar calendar without filtration.
Pairings

White meat, poultry, fish, cheese

Reviews and News

2019 Saumaize Michelin Pouilly Fuissé Clos sur la Roche - 93 PTS - WA

2019 Saumaize Michelin Pouilly Fuissé Clos sur la Roche - 93 PTS - WA

wa93"Opening in the glass with notes of pear, citrus oil, white flowers and wet stones, the 2019 Pouilly-Fuissé Clos Sur la Roche is medium to full-bodied, layered and concentrated, with fine cut and grip. It's the most tightly wound and incisive of these 2019 and consequently—to my palate—the most promising. - William Kelley"

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (August 2021), 93 pts

 

2017 Saumaize Michelin Pouilly Fuissé Clos sur la Roche - 92 PTS - DECANTER

2017 Saumaize Michelin Pouilly Fuissé Clos sur la Roche - 92 PTS - DECANTER

decanter logo 250"One of a comparatively small number of vineyards in Vergisson that will soon be categorised as a premier cru, Sur La Roche has proved its worth in warm 2017. This old-vine parcel runs to 1.6ha and has produced a stylish, feline wine with a hint of wood, lots of crunchy acidity and notes of grapefruit and pepper spice. Drinking Window 2019 - 2023. - Tim Atkin"

- Decanter (November 1st 2018), 92 pts

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2011 Saumaize Michelin Pouilly Fuissé Clos sur la Roche - Burgound.com

2011 Saumaize Michelin Pouilly Fuissé Clos sur la Roche - Burgound.com

"Once again, reduction renders the nose impossible to accurately evaluate. The round and suave medium weight flavors possess a silky mouth feel as well as fine intensity before terminating in a tightly knit, dry and mineral-infused finish. This is really quite impressive and the name certainly telegraphs the pronounced stoniness. Worth considering."

Allen Meadows' Burgound.com, 90-92 pts

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2011 Saumaize Michelin Pouilly Fuissé Clos sur la Roche - 89+ PTS - WA

2011 Saumaize Michelin Pouilly Fuissé Clos sur la Roche - 89+ PTS - WA

Wine Advocate 89 Pts"The 2011 Pouilly-Fuisse Clos Sur la Roche has a well-defined, mellow, cohesive bouquet with scents of lime flower, quince and honeysuckle. The palate is fresh on the entry with a lovely citric thread. There is impressive tension here although it needs to develop a little more persistency on the finish. Otherwise, this is an attractive wine. - NM"

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013), 89+ pts

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Producer Information: Domaine Saumaize-Michelin

Saumaize-Michelin was founded in 1977, when Roger Saumaize received 4 hectares of vineyards from his father. Roger had grown up in the vineyards and began working them at age 14. ...
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