Auvigue, Pouilly-Fuissé (Burgundy, France) Les Crays 2014

($32): Auvigue is one of the very top producers in the Mâconnais.  Their name on a label is an assurance of quality.  They make a range of wines from area including several from Pouilly-Fuissé that express the enormous — and wonderful — diversity of that appellation.  This one, Les Crays, comes from a vineyard in the commune of Solutré, one of the four communes that comprise Pouilly-Fuissé.  Fermented entirely in barrel, none of which are new, it has a weight and sophistication often lacking in wines from Pouilly-Fuissé.  It has the vigor of the 2014 vintage, a great one for white Burgundy, meaning that as good as it is now, there’s no rush to consume it.  Put a few bottles away for five or so years so you can see for yourself how beautifully Pouilly Fuissé from a top producer can develop.
92 Michael Apstein Jan 10, 2017