Kent’s Pick: 2014 Chateau-Fuisse Pouilly-Fuisse, Tete de Cru, $34

Plenty has been said about the 2014 vintage for white Burgundy. The word most used to describe the vintage is classic. I’m having a hard time staying away from any white Burgundy from the 2014 vintage, so when I saw this one come through the door, I figured why not write it up. The wine is produced by Chateau-Fuisse, which dates back to 1604, and has been in the Vincent family for five generations. Chateau-Fuisse specializes in white Burgundy with over 100 acres of vineyards in southern Burgundy, spread across five appellations (Pouilly-Fuisse, Saint-Veran, Macon-Villages, Bourgogne-Blanc, and Julienas). The Tete de Cru is blended from approximately 20 different vineyard sites in Pouilly-Fuisse, with the Chardonnay vines averaging 30 years in age. The wine is aged 40 percent in stainless steel tanks and 60 percent oak barrels, 25 percent of which are new. On the nose, the wine shows notes of lemon and a bit of minerality. On the palate, it has wonderful texture, supported by great acidity, and continues to show lemon, lemon curd, chalky minerality and just a touch of oak and spice. This wine has great structure and will continue to develop for many more years.  A great value from a great vintage!