Philippe Valette belongs to the third generation of wine growers in charge of the 8.5-hectare family domaine of the Mâconnais coast, producing exclusively white wines. Converted into organic farming in 1992, the domaine pays special attention to soil and vines throughout the year. The wines are neither filtered nor clarified. Philippe Valette likes to take his time, the élevage of his wines is done depending on their maturity, not according to the market. The wines spend 9, 14 or 18 months in barrels and even up to seven years for certain cuvées. Outstanding wines are exceptional, with a finesse and a rare complexity
About the cuvée
Pouilly-Fuissé Clos Reyssié Domaine Valette is a wonderful cuvée, which has been barrel-aged for 48 months. The nose is intense, with oxidative notes and notes of spices and citrus fruit too. On the palate, this wine is beautifully complex, full-bodied and has remarkable length. It will pair perfectly with shellfish such as lobster.
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