6 PACK, 750ml BOTTLES, $64.99 EACH
SUB-REGION, REGION, COUNTRY
Mâconnais, Burgundy, France
Located in the south of Burgundy, in the Mâconnais region, the Pouilly Fuissé Appellation is situated where the relief becomes more marked, around the rocky cliffs of Vergisson and SolutréPouilly, on the slopes of Mount Pouilly and the cirque of Fuissé, on the Beauregard plateau and the heights of Chaintré. The climat ‘Vignes Blanches’, as its name mentions it, is one of the original site of the Chardonnay grape in Fuissé, probably from the 18th century. Right above the village, the ‘Vignes Blanches’ slope makes up a magnificent promontory to admire the viticultural cirque of Fuissé. Covering less than one hectare, the stony, calcareous soils from the Bathonian, ideally facing East, give floral, perfumed and very charming wines.
The vines are approx. 40 years old and the grapes are 100% hand picked. Harvested at the optimal maturity level, the grapes are sorted, if necessary, on a vibrant table before the slow process of pressing. After a rigorous ‘débourbage-must settling’ (24 to 36 hours) the cuvee ferments in oak ’pièces’ (228l burgundian barrel), 1/4 in new oak and the other in older pieces (one to three wines); thus we respect a slow process of fermentation and ageing (11 months) in order to express the individual expression of the ‘Terroir’. The wine is characterized by its floral aromas and its elegance. The mouth is rich and gourmand without loosing its aromatic finesse. Mineral and precise final. The best moment to drink this wine depends on the natural acidity of the vintage. In the best vintages our Pouilly Fuissé ‘Vignes Blanches’ can lay down over 10 years.