Pouilly Fuissé Les Combettes 2016

Château Fuissé

Terroir: One of the three monopole bottlings of Château Fuissé, the vineyard of Les Combettes covers just 4.4 acres within the village of Fuissé. Vines are densely planted in a well drained soil made up primarily of limestone, pebbles and small amounts of clay.

Vinification: The grapes are brought to the state-of-the-art winery where they are sorted and placed in barrel for fermentation. The must rests in the cellars of Château Fuissé for 12 months in used oak barrels (3 to 5 years old). To retain it’s vibrant acidity no new oak is used in this cuvée.

Additional Information

The Les Combettes shows a light yellow color with subtle notes of green. Floral and mineral on the nose, with hints of exotic fruit and ripe apples. On the palate, the attack is full and fresh with aromas of white flowers. Rich on the finish, the wine is fresh, with a crisp minerality and good roundness.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Pouilly-Fuissé
  • Winemaker: Antoine Vincent
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Clay, Limestone
  • Alcohol: >14%
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
    Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
    "This is one of several single-parcel bottlings from this estate. It comes from a 3.5-acre vineyard with a sunny exposure, giving a ripe wine that's full of attractive acidity as well as yellow-fruit and melon flavors. Drink this rich, full-bodied wine from 2020."
  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018
    "Toasty, ripe and fleshy, with tropical fruit flavors of papaya and pineapple, shaded by baking spice notes. Drink now through 2021."
  • Score: 91 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Friday, August 31, 2018
    "The 2016 Pouilly-Fuissé Les Combettes offers up pretty aromas of white flowers, ripe citrus and almond paste. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, elegantly satiny and tangy, with good concentration and length. It's a pure, tensile bottling from a cooler, stonier site that ferments and matures in neutral wood."
  • Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    "(from a cool east/northeast-facing site on poor limestone soil with bit of clay at the top; done entirely in oak barrels of at least two years of age): Pale yellow. Brisk, focused aromas of orange zest, minerals and spices. More austere than the Tête de Cru, showing good density and texture but also an element of sharpness in the early going. Less generous but more feminine than the Tête de Cru, which has more clay in its soil (this vineyard is close to Les Perrières, which the Vincents uprooted last year). Most impressive today on the whiplash of a finish. Strong diurnal variation here preserves acid balance and brings finesse, notes Vincent."
    Grade: 90-91 points
  • Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Sunday, October 1, 2017
    "(100% oak aged though none is new). Here too a subtle application of wood easily allows the citrus-inflected, white flower and pear scents to be appreciated. The mouth feel of the medium weight flavors is a bit more refined while retaining fine precision and punch on the notably dry finish that is also slightly lean. Like the Tête de Cru, this should benefit from a bit of bottle age to flesh out. "
    Grade: 88-91 points

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