R. Dutoit Chardonnay Les Vieilles Collines 2021

De-Classified Pouilly Fuisse: R. Dutoit Chardonnay 'Les Vieilles Collines'

Delicious White Burg from pedigreed vineyards for less than $17? Sign me up, and that's exactly what I did after tasting the 2021 R. Dutoit Old Vine Chardonnay. This is a ton of white wine for the money and one of the best values in the store. Keep reading, it just gets better!

R. Dutoit Chardonnay Vieilles Vignes

2021 R. Dutoit Chardonnay 'Les Vieilles Collines'

Top White Burgundy Value of All Time! 

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I'm sure many of you are asking what "declassified" means. Let me explain. Many quality-minded producers possess vineyards that lie just outside the appellation "county line" if you will. While these vineyards possess the same soils, the same climate, and similar growing conditions, they are not allowed to put the name of the AOC on their label.

That's exactly what you get here, a wine that is not allowed to carry the Pouilly Fuisse name on its label, but trust me, this drinks like a much more expensive White Burgundy. Produced from vines with 30 to 50 years of age under their belt located within and just outside of Pouilly Fuisse, this is a serious wine at an incredible price. Fermented and aged on the lees in stainless steel, this will appeal to lovers of French Chardonnays like Colline aux Fossiles and Talmard Macon.

Boasting great concentration and depth of flavor paired with juicy acidity and moderate complexity, this is one of the great Chardonnay values in the world. Nicely rounded and just a bit buttery, this exhibits aromas and flavors of ripe pear, white peach, green apple, white flowers, and spice. The palate is lively and the finish is pretty and harmonious.

Serve this gorgeous white as an aperitif, but it would also be a perfect match for fish or seafood as well as white meat and pasta in a creamy sauce. I have a sneaking suspicion this will sell down fast, so I wouldn't wait too long to place your order.

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Josh Spurling
Owner, Operator, Wine Monger
Table Wine Asheville