Exquisite Old-Vine White Burgundy under $40

93pts “ample and satiny…vibrant, fleshy profile” – William Kelley

Pouilly-Fuissé has come a long way from the over-oaked buttered popcorn of decades ago. Today the appellation is a hotbed of talent, with passionate young winemakers converting old vines to organics and turning out truly excellent wines. With prices for both land and wine in the Côte d’Or headed through the roof, the Maconnais has become one of the most dynamic corners of Burgundy today.

One of our most exciting discoveries here is Sebastien Giroux, a thirtysomething winemaker farming just 6 hectares (14 acres) with care and precision. Since their introduction last year Giroux’s wines have quickly become some of the most popular white Burgundies in our portfolio, each presenting low oak, vibrant fruit, refined mouthfeels, and remarkably friendly pricing.

The 2020 Giroux Pouilly-Fuissé Vieilles Vignes is extremely classy white Burgundy. The oak is perfectly integrated – if you didn’t know it was there you might miss it. Leading Burgundy critic William Kelley awarded 93 points, finding “golden orchard fruit, buttery pastry, lemon curd and white flowers,” and calling it “ample and satiny, with lively acids and a vibrant, fleshy profile.” The concentration from the old vines unwinds slowly and gracefully in the glass – use your biggest red Burgundy glasses and sit with this for a while. It’s understated perfection.


Giroux Pouilly-Fuissé VV 2020
bottle price: $39

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