The village of Loché lies 5 km south-west of Mâcon on a site where vines have been grown since Roman times. Though one of the smallest of Burgundy's appellations in terms of area, the adaptability and dynamism of its winemakers show no
sign of fading with time.
This great dry white wine expresses the quintessence of the Chardonnay grape through its elegance and its fruit. The Pouilly-Loché may be enjoyed in a number of different ways and different circumstances. When young, its greeny-gold
colour and nose of acacia and hawthorn flowers qualify it to be drunk as a pre-dinner drink. Its freshness reveals aromas of peach and lemon or grapefruit. After 3 to 5 years in the bottle (depending on the vintage), its gold
turns to amber and more complex notes emerge, ranging from pear and apricot to quince and dried fruits, hazelnut or toasted almond, or even gingerbread. There is wide variation between « climats » in this appellation so Pouilly-Loché may turn out opulent and silky or friskier and more mineral. In any case, it always retains its balanced structure which ensures a long finish in the mouth.
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