Pouilly Fuissé Tête de Cuvee 2018

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: 89 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
    "Delicate and charming, the 2018 Pouilly-Fuissé Tête de Cru offers up pretty aromas of honeyed orchard fruit and white flowers. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and open-knit, with succulent acids and a seamless, nicely integrated profile, it avoids some of the extremes of the domaine's grander cuvées this year."
  • Score: 90 Points

    VinePair Author: Keith Beavers
    Date: Friday, October 30, 2020
    "Very nice, lean style of Chardonnay. It has an elegant, mineral-driven palate and balanced acidity. There is a slight richness on the palate that brings depth while having no influence of oak."
  • Score: 97 Points

    Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
    "Brimming with ripe yellow plums and nectarines with candied lemon/lime citrus and honeysuckle; delightfully pure and harmonious with a warming creamy oak consistency and a lovely deft finish. Long and luxurious."
    Grade: Platinum Award

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