Domaine Sangouard-Guyot - Pouilly-Fuissé Ancestral 2017
Domaine Sangouard-Guyot Pouilly-Fuissé Ancestral 2017 (89 TSW)
Last year I visited their winery in the Burgundy / Pouilly Fuissé - Macon wine region. Three days ago we opened one of their great wines.
Domaine Sanguoard-Guyot has been a family business since the 19th century. in 1997 Pierre-Emmanuel took over the winery from his grandfather and in 2000 also a winery from his in-laws. Since then, Pierre-Emmanuel and his wife Catherine have been working hard to make top wines, especially in Pouilly-Fuissé. They also own vineyards in Macon and Saint-Veran.
The vineyards of Sanguoard-Guyot are perfectly located. Weather conditions and exposure to the sun's heat (south / south-east) are essential to make a wine of high quality, yet it is the soil that gives character to the wine!
They are fortunate to have many separate plots (34 in all) planted on different clay-limestone soils. All their wines have very distinct aromas due to the winemaking and aging process (new oak barrels, 5 and 10 year old barrels and thermo-regulated tanks, depending on the different terroirs).
This wine is made from the two best plots in Vergisson, Ronchevat and En Carmentrant. These two plots are located just west of the village and the soil is mainly loam and limestone, with an emphasis on loamy soil. This is very special as this is the only area in the appeal where the soil mainly consists of loam. Yield 50 hl per hectare.
The wine is aged for 10 months on the lie in 3 to 5 year old French oak barrels. The wine is pumped every week.
The wine is ready to drink, but can easily age up to 10 years. At their winery I tasted several aged ones which were perfectly matured
My tasting notes:
In the glass a bright citrus yellow color.
On the medium nose aromas of pear, apple and citrus with white flowers and a touch of vanilla.
On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium crispy acidity and freshness. Flavours of pear, melon, peaches and lemon with again flowers and vanilla in the end.
Very nice and perfect for rainy days.