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2016 Domaine Le Clos Noly Pouilly-Fuisse Courtelong

2016 Domaine Le Clos Noly Pouilly-Fuisse Courtelong

Pouilly-Fuisse wines are synonymous with good value white Burgundy.  We just reviewed the 2014 Domaine Auvigue Solutre, which was fantastic and now we’ve seen another one arrive in Costco for $16.79 from Domaine Le Clos Noly.

Pouilly-Fuisse is in the Maconnais subregion of Burgundy, which is an area that has been mentioned frequently in wine articles and podcasts I listen to.  Here’s a great NY Times article on the region from Eric Asimov who is one of my favorite wine writers.  His mention of jazz bassist Charles Mingus’s affinity for Pouilly-Fuisse in the story is enough to pique my interest further (being a big Mingus fan).

2016 Domaine Le Clos Noly Pouilly-Fuisse CourtelongPoint being is that Burgundian wines are typically expensive.  But Pouilly-Fuisse is still able to be acquired at reasonable prices, and the wines inside are pretty solid.  It might be a good time to explore this region, and this is a great bottle to do it with.

This wine is exactly what you expect.  It’s  100% Chardonnay, well balanced across all the elements, and it makes for a delightful summer wine.

It pours a golden yellow in the glass, slight citrus and mineral on the nose, in the mouth flavors of pear, lemon, cantaloupe, and green apple; finish is nice and graceful, a touch of oak and acidicty.

This wine is a perfect choice for white fish, most summer cuisine, salads, chicken even; pretty versatile.  We enjoyed it with Dubliner cheese (also a great Costco buy) before a meal outside on a beautiful sunny day, and it was a perfect match.

Chardonnay fans will love this wine, and those who prefer other whites might be impressed with this expression of Chardonnay, especially for under $20.

Be sure to check out the Costco wine blog forums for comments from other readers about this Pouilly-Fuisse, and other bottles we are reviewing and readers are enjoying. Rating: 89 points

Costco item number: 1242357

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA

Alc. 13.0%