Château Fuissé - Pouilly Fuissé Tête de Cuvee 2018
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 Details editAn 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.
- Appellation: Pouilly-Fuissé
- Winemaker: Antoine Vincent
- Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
- Soil: Clay, Limestone
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- Alcohol: >14%
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- Sizes Available: 750ml
- Pack Size: 12/750ml
- Varietals: 100% Chardonnay
Recent News edit
VinePair Rating: 90
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."
Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 Rating: 97
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."