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Pouilly-Fuissé 'Le Clos' 2011, Château Fuissé

FUIS150
Produced from their Le Clos vineyard, a 2.7ha vineyard that surrounds the Chateau, this cuvée has become one of Pouilly-Fuissé's top wines with the age-ability of the famous wines of the Cote de Beaune.
Type:
Vintage:
2011
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Genre:
Style:
Dry
ABV:
13.5%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Mâconnais
Sub Sub Region:
Pouilly-Fuissé
Body:
Rich, rounded and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Cork
£37.99
 

Château Fuissé

This is undoubtedly the aristocratic domaine of Fuissé. The Château Fuissé dates back to 1604 and has been in the Vincent family for five generations. Each generation has added land, increased quality and enhanced the worldwide recognition of the château. Today under direction of brother and sister Antoine Vincent and Benedicte Tuinder-Vincent, Château Fuissé has reached the pinnacle of quality in the region with its wines rivaling the more famous appellations of Puligny Montrachet, Chassagne Montrachet and Meursault to the north. The château owns more than 80 acres, each planted with Chardonnay covering four appellations in Pouilly-Fuissé, Saint Véran, Macon-Villages and Macon-Fuissé. The most famous vineyards of Les Brulés, Les Combettes and Le Clos surround the château and are bottled as specific cuvées to showcase their unique terroir.

Tasting Notes

Ripe orchard fruit and dried apricot aromas and notes of toasted hazelnut , almond and mineral. The palate has big, rich, concentrated flavors that possess good underlying muscle and the minerality gives a lift and sophistication to the citrusy and mouth coating finish which has good length.

Food Matches

This goes perfectly with the noble shellfish (prawns, lobster and crayfish), white meat, the St. Jacques shells, snails, fine fish (turbot), sushi and goat cheese.