Pouilly Fuissé Le Clos 2018

Château Fuissé


With the 1992 vintage Château Fuissé produced their single vineyard bottling from their Le Clos vineyard. This cuvée has become one of Pouilly-Fuissé’s top selection with age-ability of the famous wines of the Côte de Beaune.

Terroir: This walled parcel directly behind the chateau contains soil of dense clay and has a perfect south/ southeast exposure. The vineyard is planted entirely to Chardonnay vines that average over 45 years of age.

Vinification: Château Fuissé Le Clos is barrel fermented and aged in the cool cellars below the chateau for 12 months. 80% of the barrels are new. The wine is is then moved to the state-of-the-art winemaking facility for clarification and bottling. Quantities are limited to under 500 cases a year.

Le Clos is extraordinarily rich with layer upon layer of ripe apple, pair, and spice. The finish is driven by mineral with a firm gripping acidity.

Additional Information

Le Clos is extraordinarily rich with layer upon layer of ripe apple, pair, and spice. The finish is driven by mineral with a firm gripping acidity.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Pouilly-Fuissé
  • Winemaker: Antoine Vincent
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Clay, Marl, Limestone
  • Avg Vine Age: 45+ years
  • Alcohol: >14%
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml, 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Friday, August 6, 2021
    "A toasted, smoky note leads off, overlaying the peach and apple fruit in this balanced white. Brisk acidity emerges on the finish, extending its length. Drink now. 10,000 cases made, 75 cases imported."
  • Score: 89 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
    "The 2018 Pouilly-Fuissé Le Clos is a sun-kissed, exotic example of the vintage—in keeping with the tendency of this site—that offers up aromas of orange blossom, beeswax and ripe stone fruit. Medium to full-bodied, rich and textural, with below-average acidity and a heady, saline finish, it will appeal to consumers who privilege texture and flesh over energy and precision."

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