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Château Fuissé - Pouilly Fuissé Vieilles Vignes 2013

Overview

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.

Additional Details edit

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.

Technical Details
  • Appellation: Pouilly-Fuissé
  • Winemaker: Antoine Vincent
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Clay, Limestone
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  • Avg Vine Age: 50+ years
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  • Alcohol: >14%
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  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent News edit

Vinous

Author: Stephen Tanzer

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2015

"(made from the oldest vines of Le Clos): Medium lemon-yellow. The nose shows a creamy ripeness to the aromas of stone fruits, hazelnut and caraway seed. Fatter and sweeter than the "regular" Le Clos but also firmly structured and quite shy today. Finishes with a more phenolic, tannic quality. Boasts a lovely fine-grained texture but this is not at all forthcoming today."

Wine Spectator Rating: 90

Author: Bruce Sanderson

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015

"Opulent, boasting ripe peach, apple tart and butterscotch aromas and flavors. Well-structured, with spice and light grapefruit peel notes gracing the finish. Drink now through 2018. "

Wine Enthusiast Rating: 93

Author: Roger Voss

Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015

"Produced from old vines, this is a beautiful wine. It has great structure, minerality and concentration along with a full-bodied richness that is developing well. Combined with the ripe yellow fruits, they give an opulent wine that will age for several years. Drink from 2018."

Burghound

Author: Allen Meadows

Date: Tuesday, July 7, 2015

"Moderate oak sets off ripe and slightly exotic aromas of mostly white orchard fruit that display background nuances of dried flowers and spice elements. The broad-shouldered flavors are sleekly muscular and quite powerful as there is ample mid-palate density that carries over to the seductively textured, intense and impressively long finish. This balanced effort is a big wine, particularly in the context of the appellation yet it manages to remain balanced."