Château Fuissé - Pouilly-Fuissé Les Brûlés 2014
Terroir: The Le Brulé vineyard sits directly behind the Château Fuissé and is adjacent to Le Clos. The vineyard is true to it's name (burned) as it's fruit enjoys a full southern exposure to the full days sunlight throughout the growing season. The vineyard is steep and very well drained.
Vinification: Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation take place entirely in barrel. The wine is aged for 12 months in new oak in the cellars of Château Fuissé.
Additional Details editYellow golden color, the Les Brûlés shows aromas of ripe fruit, jam, melted sugar, hints of smoke and some delicate vanilla on the nose. On the palate, the attack is fresh and aromatic, round and dense, with a good fatness and a nice volume. Acacia honey, toasted bread some oak and hazelnut delicately smoked towards the finish. A full-bodied wine, rich and powerful. Technical Details
- Appellation: Pouilly-Fuissé
- Winemaker: Antoine Vincent
- Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
- Soil: Clay, Calcareous pebbles
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- Alcohol: >14%
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- Sizes Available: 750ml
- Pack Size: 12/750ml
- Varietals: 100% Chardonnay
Recent News edit
Wine Spectator Rating: 92
Author: Bruce Sanderson
Date: Friday, December 16, 2016
Sleek and stony, with apple, spice and butter flavors. Creamy mid-palate, leading to a persistent and fresh finish. Shows fine length and harmony. Drink now through 2020.
Author: Allen Meadows
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016
"Generous but not dominant wood frames a broad-ranging nose of citrus, pear, apple and floral scents. The delicious and punchy middle weight flavors that possess better depth and length on the balanced finale."
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Date: Monday, February 8, 2016
"(from deep marl soil; one needs to be careful with the date of picking these south-facing vines, says Vincent, adding that he harvested this parcel first in both 2013 and 2015; aged in 99% new oak): Rich, bright yellow. Brooding, rather reticent nose shows more flowers, hazelnut and grilled almond than primary fruits. Large-scaled, broad and mouthfilling, offering lovely palate coverage as well as noteworthy textural finesse. A huge wine but can't quite match the Combettes for precision."