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.