Château Fuissé Le Clos Monopole 2018

FUIS185
Le Clos, along with Les Brûlés (another wine the family produces), is currently in the process of being designated 1er Cru status. They will be amongst the first 1er Crus of the Pouilly Fuissé appellation.
Type:
Vintage:
2018
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100% Chardonnay
Genre:
Style:
Dry
ABV:
0%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Mâconnais
Sub Sub Region:
Pouilly-Fuissé
Body:
Rich, rounded and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink 2023+
Closure Type:
Cork
£51.00
 

Château Fuissé

This is undoubtedly the aristocratic domaine of Fuissé. Now under the control of brother and sister, Antoine Vincent and Bénédicte Tuinder-Vincent, son and daughter of Jean-Jacques Vincent. Whilst Antoine is now the winemaker at this great property, his sister runs the commercial side along with her husband, Philip Tuinder. The domaine holds 30ha of vines in total, in Pouilly-Fuissé, St Veran, Macon and Julienas. The wines are epitomized by fat, rich fruit, whose weight is perfectly balanced with a consistently outstanding backbone of tight acidity.

Tasting Notes

Produced from vines that date back to 1963 and aged in 100% new oak, this is a beautifully crafted wine, strict and austere yet with a great intensity of ripe fruits, melon and tangerine, hints of nut and a freshly struck match. A classic wine of great breeding.

Food Matches

This wine is great with white meats. Also works well with duck, pork, lamb, salmon; the simpler their cooking, the better! When it comes to pasta, Chardonnay likes creamy sauces, and/or with seafood.