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Wine of the Week – Pouilly-Fuissé Solutré 2014

This lovely Pouilly-Fuissé from Vins Auvigue comes from fifth generation winemakers Jean-Pierre and Michel Auvigue in Maconnais, Burgundy. Their grandfather was one of the first in France to commence domaine bottling in the 1940s.

This wine has good minerality and spice, and you’ll detect scents of fruit (apples and peaches), citrus notes, white flowers and even hazelnuts. The winery uses only organic products. The vines are planted on heights above the village on former pastures with poor soil.

The wine is rich and “round” and will be good through 2020. Wine Spectator gives it 91 points. The suggested retail price is $36.99. Visit http://www.auvigue.fr/our_wines-ct7-cp55.html.

 

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Willm Alsace Pinot Gris 2011

If you like your Pinot Gris dry and crisp, you may find this one quite different from your expecations. Full, rich and golden in color, Willm Alsace Pinot Gris 2011 offers a fruit-driven experience with hints of pear, peach and apricot and even honey. It’s sweeter and rounder than you might expect and comes from the northwest corner of France south of Strasbourg.

Willm Estate has been making wines since 1896 and in 1930, was the first Alsatian winery to export to the U.S. Aged in oak vats, this is one of Willm’s Vin d’Reserve premium wines, characterized by elegance and balance. Visit http://alsace-willm.com/i_gb_nc.htm.