Pouilly Fuissé Tête de Cru 2014

Château Fuissé

Terroir: Château Fuissé’s Téte de Cuvee is a blend of over 20 prime vineyard sites throughout the appellation of Pouilly-Fuissé. Plots in Pouilly, with a high limestone proportion, contribute intense perfume yet more delicacy in the mouth. Those in Fuissé, where clay is more prominent, are less aromatic but fuller, more solid and structured. Vines are an average of 30 years old.

Vinification: Each vineyard site is vinified separately until the final blend is chosen following aging. 60% of the wine is aged in oak barrel (25% new) while the remaining 40% is stored in stainless steel to retain it’s pure fruit.

Additional Information

An excellent example of the true potential of the wines of Pouilly-Fuissé and a great introduction to the wines of Château Fuissé. The wine is rich and robust in the mouth, but retains it’s lean acidity and freshness throughout.

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 Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Friday, January 6, 2017
    This is creamy, well-integrated and long, displaying peach, honey, spice and butterscotch flavors. The fleshy texture is wrapped around a core of bright acidity. A mineral element emerges on the aftertaste. Drink now through 2023.
  • Score: 90 Points

    Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016
    "(a blend of multiple parcels, aged in 70% oak): Bright, pale straw-yellow. Peach, lemon, smoky lees and minerals on the nose, with suggestions of orange zest and oak spices; smells deeper than the entry-level Marie-Antoinette bottling I rated 88 last year and again last month. Broader and riper in the mouth as well, with lovely lemony lift to its soft citrus and spice flavors. A touch of saline minerality gives this wine elegance and restraint. Finishes dry and subtly persistent."
  • Score: 94 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
    Date: Friday, October 21, 2016
    Selected from parcels across the estate, this wine aims to reflect the totality of the appellation. It succeeds with its combination of minerality and ripe fruit. Oak, almond and citrus fruits are still right up front, showing that this is a young wine that will age well. Drink from 2018.
    Grade: Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Wine List for 2016
  • Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016
    "A discreet but not invisible touch of wood serves as a backdrop for the cool citrus, floral and various white orchard fruit aromas. There is an attractive texture to plump middle weight flavors that possess plenty of dry extract that coats the palate and serves to buffer the moderately firm acidity on the nicely complex and persistent finale."
    Grade: 88-91 Points

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