Château Fuissé Tête de Cuvée 2018

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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.
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 2021+
Closure Type:
Cork
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£29.99
 

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 40 different parcels in the Pouilly Fuisse appellation. 85% barrel fermented, of which 17% is new. 5 months ageing in barrel with lees stirring, this wine underwent full malo-lactic fermentation. A rich and toasty wine with luscious notes of mandarin and orange. A rich and round finish delivers great length.

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.

Press Comments

Decanter World Wine Awards, Platinum, 97 points: "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."