Pouilly Fuissé Tête de Cuvee 2017

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: 91 Points

    Wine Spectator Date: Monday, August 5, 2019
    September 2019 Issue. No text available yet.
  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019
    October 2019 Issue. No text available yet.
  • Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Monday, October 1, 2018
    "(the fruit comes from 20 to 30 year old vines situated in a variety of terroirs and is aged in 20% new oak and 30% stainless with the remainder in older wood). Here too there is a lovely freshness to the more restrained and complex aromas of pain grillé, honeysuckle, lemon-lime and passion fruit. The wood treatment shows up on the palate as well as the fleshy but intense middle weight flavors possess a plump and quite forward mouth feel, all wrapped in a bitter lemon-inflected finish where a hint of warmth slowly emerges. Once again, a wine to enjoy in its youth."
    Grade: 88-91 points

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