Juliénas 2016

Château Fuissé


Terroir: The domaine is set on 7 hillside acres in the heart of Julienas. Vineyards sit with southern exposures and well drained soils of granite, sand and clay.

Vinification: Grapes are hand-picked and very lightly crushed upon arrival at the winery. Fermentation occurs for a period of about 10 days with daily punching down of the cap to extract additional color, flavor and complexity. Following fermentation, the free run juice is separated and the grapes are pressed, the wine is then reblended. Malolactic fermentation and aging occur in 100% stainless steel.

Additional Information

Well structured, yet soft, elegant traditionally styled Juliénas, with delicious flavors of herb, spice and lovely soft fruit.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Pouilly-Fuissé
  • Winemaker: Antoine Vincent
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Granite, Sand, Clay
  • Yield: 40hl/ha (2.4 tons/acre)
  • Alcohol: >14%
  • Sizes Available: 12/750
  • Varietals: 100% Gamay

Recent Press

  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Gillian Sciaretta
    Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    "An elegant Gamay, with floral and tea aromas seamlessly accenting the fresh cherry and currant fruit flavors. Mineral and licorice undertones gain traction on the long, lightly tannic finish. Harmonious. Drink now through 2023. 40 cases imported."
  • Score: 90 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
    "Aromas of strawberry preserve and fruit compote introduce the 2016 Juliénas, a medium to full-bodied, layered and multidimensional wine that reveals promising raw materials but is currently wrapped up in its somewhat firm, hard structuring tannins: it will demand a few years' patience."

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