Terroir: The Château Fuissé Vieilles Vignes is the top wine from the domaine. Vines average over 50 years old and are sourced from the three family vineyards of Le Clos, Les Combettes and Les Brûlés. Yields are very low from these parcels.
Vinification The Pouilly-Fuissé Vieilles Vignes is an incredible rich wine and is aged 100% in new oak. The wine is vinified at the new state-of-the-art winery and then aged for a minimum of 12 months in the cellars beneath the château.
Blended from 10 plots of vines, all over 30 years of age, with most planted in 1929, this is Château Fuisse’s ultimate cuvee, and the one intended to have the most longevity. It’s incredibly rich and with subtle honey accents and notes of grilled nuts bal-anced by fresh peach and melon flavors. Long on the finish.
Winemaker: Antoine Vincent
Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
Soil: Clay, Limestone
Avg Vine Age: 50+ years
Sizes Available: 750ml
Pack Size: 12/750ml
Varietals: 100% Chardonnay
Score: 93 Points
The Wine AdvocateAuthor: Neal Martin Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2014
"The 2011 Pouilly Fuiss Vieilles Vignes has closed down a little since I last tasted it, but there are attractive mineral scents, touches of grilled walnut and undergrowth. The palate is very well-balanced with a slight viscosity on the entry. The acidity is nicely judged, a powerful Vieilles Vignes with a strident spicy finish. A bit of a "beast" since 12 months ago, but enormous potential is already evident."
Score: 94 Points
The Wine AdvocateAuthor: Neal Martin Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
"The 2011 Château-Fuissé Vieilles Vignes comes from the oldest vines in the clos planted back in 1929 by Antoine-s grandfather and was vinified exactly the same way as Les Brûlés and fermented entirely in new oak. The nose is more closed and reticent compared to the Les Brûlés as it often is at this early stage. The palate is very intense on the entry with outstanding delineation. There is real tension, real spiciness in this Vieilles Vignes that is enlivened by hints of licorice and saline notes. It then builds toward a long finish where there are suggestions of aniseed. Very complex and as profound as anything you will find in the Côte d-Or."
Score: 94 Points
Wine EnthusiastAuthor: Roger Voss Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
"Ripe, complex, wood-aged wine. It has weight in its structure and mineral texture. Along with this, there is rich fruitiness, yellow fruits laced with lime. Concentrated and dense, this is a powerful wine, showing great potential for the future. Keep for at least four years."
Score: 92 Points
Wine Spectator InsiderAuthor: Bruce Sanderson Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
A rich, polished style, whose butterscotch and apple flavors take on light citrus and mineral tones on the long finish. Displays an innate sense of power aligned to grace and restraint.
BurghoundAuthor: Allen Meadows Date: Thursday, January 24, 2013
"Here too there is ample wood influence with a beautifully layered nose of dried yellow orchard fruit, orange peel and floral nuances. There is superb concentration and richness to the big, powerful and broad-shouldered flavors that possess an explosively long, salty and precise finish. Once again, this is carrying too much wood for my preferences but the sheer length of this is stunning."