Louis Latour 2002 Pouilly-Fuissé ($18.99)
This wine shows a transparent, light straw color with a greenish tinge of brass. Fresh apples and a light yeasty note like rising bread dough bespeak characteristic unwooded Chardonnay in the aroma; tart, crisp apples are lifted by zesty acidity on the palate. Apple flavors give way to a clean, "stony" minerality in the finish. Textbook Maconnais, no hint of butter or tropical fruit, just fresh, dry and balanced Chardonnay. US Importer: Louis Latour Inc., San Francisco. (Nov 25, 2004)

FOOD MATCH: Fine with a simple seafood dish crafted to match, tiny bay scallops sauteed with onions and diced roasted red bell peppers, finished with butter and lemon and served over farfalle pasta.

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