FRANTZ CHAGNOLEAU Pouilly-Fuisse “Madrigal” 2016
Pouilly-Fuisse
“Madrigal” 2016

FRANTZ CHAGNOLEAU Pouilly-Fuisse “Madrigal” 2016

Pouilly-Fuisse
“Madrigal” 2016
Frantz Chagnoleau Pouilly Fuisse
Retail Price: $45
DDWA Score: 89
Value Rating: 3
Very Good Value
Wine Factor: 1.5
Date Posted: December 3, 2021

Single vineyard, rocky, higher altitude vineyard in the Vergisson commune of Pouilly-Fuisse. Very much on the racy and “fit” side of Chardonnay with its rocky/mineral-y and crisp citrus rind & blossom character. That said, I’m very critical of the “thin is in” style, finding most to be too much bones and not enough flesh. The Frantz Chagnoleau Pouilly Fuisse Madrigal 2016 gets my recommendation because there’s lots of goodness going on in this structured White Burgundy. Reductive start (smoke, roast nut skins, meat stock, dried sweat) quickly disappears, moving to preserved lemons, caramel, crunchy pears and crushed river rocks. It’s is multi-layered, vibrant and zesty. Time is its friend. Best drinking 2021-2030 I estimate.

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