JJ Vincent Pouilly-Fuissé Cuvée Marie Antoinette is a tribute to Jean Jacques Vincent’s mother, Marie Antoinette Vincent. The wine is sourced from several parcels including young vines from the Château Fuissé vineyards of Le Clos, Les Brûlés and Les Combettes as well as several non-domaine yet family owned parcels throughout the appellation.
Cuvée Marie Antoinette is created with a fresh, youthful profile in mind. The grapes are vinified in stainless steel tank with only about 25% of the total blend seeing any time in oak. The resulting wine is pleasing, refreshing and crisp on the palate, with youthful layers of acidity, apple, peach and vanilla.
Pale yellow color with hints of green. You get on the nose a touch of oak, lots of finesse and minerality with white flowers, lemon and apple scents. On the mouth, the wine is fresh, round and fruity with aromas of melon, kiwi, peaches and apricot and a nice minerality. Overall, the wine is nicely balanced and fresh with a great length.
- Appellation: Pouilly-Fuissé
- Winemaker: Antoine Vincent
- Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
- Soil: Limestone, clay, sand
- Alcohol: 12%
- Sizes Available: 750ml, 375ml
- Pack Size: 12/750ml
- Varietals: 100% Chardonnay
Score: 88 Points
Author: Bruce Sanderson
Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018
Opulent, with peach, baked apple and spice flavors melding with the lush texture. Soft in structure, with enough acidity to define the finish. Drink now through 2021.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Date: Friday, December 1, 2017
"(from roughly the same part of Vergisson as the Bourgogne Blanc; 20% oak, part of which was new): Pale, bright yellow with a green tinge. Lively scents of lime blossom and crushed rock. The palate offers a lovely balance between density and limey citricity and minerality. Nicely focused wine but also boasts good thickness and pliancy of texture. This savory, limestone-driven wine is more about finesse than power."
Grade: 88-89 points
Author: Allen Meadows
Date: Sunday, October 1, 2017
"(this is basically a young vines cuvée from a multitude of terroirs though the majority of them are situated in Vergisson). A discreet touch of wood sets off a layered and riper nose of essence of pear, citrus rind and soft floral wisps. The notably more refined medium-bodied flavors possess a sleek mouth feel as well as more flesh on the bitter lemon-inflected finish. This moderately complex effort should drink well young."
Grade: 87-89 points