Saumaize-Michelin Pouilly-Fuisse Premier Cru La Marechaude
Domaine Saumaize-Michelin
France - Burgundy - Pouilly Fuisse Premier Cru

A beautiful Pouilly-Fuisse from "La Marechaude" parcel that Saumaize-Michelin acquired in 2013. Planted on clay and limestone slopes and hand harvested, this Chardonnay offers fresh and elegant notes of white flowers, crisp, citrus and exotic fruits. Powerful and mineral on the palate with a fantastic balance, finesse and freshness. The exceptional terroir brings minerality and juicy flavors of stone fruits, peach and melon supported by subtle toasty notes.
It is now a Premier Cru.

Pouilly Fuisse Premier Cru
Wine Type
100% Chardonnay
Age of vines
Average 30 years
Agricultural Practices
Soil type
Limestone and Clay
Manuel harvest - the slope is so steep that it impossible to mechanize.
100% malolactic fermentation. Aged 12 months in 228L French oak barrels.
Batonnage once every 10 days for 9 months, aging on fine lees.

Seafood, scallops, lobster

Reviews and News

2020 Saumaize-Michelin Pouilly-Fuisse La Marechaude - 95 PTS - VINOUS

2020 Saumaize-Michelin Pouilly-Fuisse La Marechaude - 95 PTS - VINOUS

"vinous logoThe 2020 Pouilly-Fuissé La Maréchaude 1er Cru comes from two parcels, around half a hectare together, one particularly steep, which makes it hard to farm and so everything has to be done manually, backpacks to spray and so on. A little deeper in colour than other cuvées, this has a more concentrated, almost petrolly bouquet that manages to maintain
impressive delineation and focus. The palate is beautifully balanced, very complex, a killer spine of acidity with outstanding tension on the finish. Very composed, I had to have a sneaky sip of this nectar. - Neal Martin"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (August 2022), 95 pts


2019 Saumaize-Michelin Pouilly-Fuisse La Marechaude - 93 PTS - VINOUS

2019 Saumaize-Michelin Pouilly-Fuisse La Marechaude - 93 PTS - VINOUS

"vinous logoThe 2019 Pouilly-Fuissé La Maréchaude has a discrete bouquet, timid at first and then opens with aeration. Scents of grass clippings and struck flint shine as hints of orange zest come forward in the background. The palate is beautifully defined with a fine bead of acidity, great tension and poised with real intensity on the finish. I adore the energy in this nascent Pouilly-Fuissé and though difficult to resist in its youth, this should age with style. Superb. - Neal Martin"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (November 2021), 93 pts


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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