Maison Louis Jadot produces a Pouilly FuissÃ© with emerald gold tones which reflect a wine of finesse and distinction; the tasting is harmonious, fresh, full of flavours with hazelnuts, toasted almonds, grapefruit and lemon aromas. It must be served rather cool and goes very well with shellfish, fish, white meat in cream sauce and poultry.
The village of Charnay is located just outside of the prestigious Pouilly-Fuissé appellation, and the wines are similar, at a fraction of the price. Domaine Manciat-Poncet is regarded as one of Charnay's top producers. All grapes are hand harvested, and yields are carefully monitored, averaging 30% below the allowable limit. The old-vines Chardonnay used in this bottling come from a select five-acre plot in the best part of the appellation. Grapes are fermented exclusively in stainless steel tanks, yielding a wine that is creamy (due to the old vines) as well as crisp and strikingly vibrant (due to the avoidance of oak). Very stylish.