Sold Out

La Soufrandière Pouilly-Vinzelles Les Longeays 2021

$142.00
Out of stock
La Soufrandière Pouilly-Vinzelles Les Longeays 2021
Producer La Soufrandiere
Region, Country Mâcon, France
Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size 12
Product Code 22317-750

Biodynamic. Les Longeays is a continuation of the Les Quarts hillside. La Soufrandière has 0.55 hectares of vines here and they were planted in 1971. While Les Quarts faces east, with a stunning panorama over the Saône, Les Longeays wraps around the contour of the Vinzelles hill as it turns east/southeast. It’s therefore a warmer site and can be harvested as much as a week before Les Quarts. Also, there is a soil change here: unlike Les Quarts, where the limestone lies close to the surface, Les Longeays has metres of deep red clay before the vines hit the mother rock.

 

Given the exposition and deeper, clay-rich soils, you might be surprised by the salty, mineral intensity of this cuvée. Yes, there are waves of extract and generosity but again, this is a taut and energetic white Burgundy with its texture balanced by vibrant tension. The voltage here is so palpable: expect spring-loaded white stone fruit, crushed rock and salty tang with a finish that deals out plenty of this site’s signature note of iodine/sea spray. Thrilling.

La Soufrandière Pouilly-Vinzelles Les Longeays 2021

Reviews

“The 2021 Pouilly-Vinzelles Climat Les Longeays has a very precise nose, lemon verbena and crushed stone, just a bit of reduction that is common in this cuvée during barrel maturation. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity. Good tension here, a "vertical" Pouilly-Vinzelles that lingers nicely in the mouth.” 90-92
90 points, Neal Martin, Vinous
“Here more concentration and ripeness of citrus, not quite exotic but more in this direction. Yet the palate remains clean, direct and intense – just far too drinkable. Broad and intense as the last notes only slowly start to fade – what another excellent wine!”
Bill Nanson, Burgundy Report

Reviews

“The 2021 Pouilly-Vinzelles Climat Les Longeays has a very precise nose, lemon verbena and crushed stone, just a bit of reduction that is common in this cuvée during barrel maturation. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity. Good tension here, a "vertical" Pouilly-Vinzelles that lingers nicely in the mouth.” 90-92
90 points, Neal Martin, Vinous
“Here more concentration and ripeness of citrus, not quite exotic but more in this direction. Yet the palate remains clean, direct and intense – just far too drinkable. Broad and intense as the last notes only slowly start to fade – what another excellent wine!”
Bill Nanson, Burgundy Report

While you're here

Welcome