Type: White Wine
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Code: FUIS240
The 2.7 ha plot of Le Clos is arguably the finest of the 1er Crus, a new appellation introduced with the 2020 vintage. Encircling the winery and planted with 3 main soil types which provide perfect drainage and aspect. Underground springs running through the centre of the vineyard gave the vines ample water in this driest of years. The vines were planted in 1929, 1963, 1968 and the newest in 1985.
This is an En Primeur wine and special conditions apply.

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.
A rich, exotic nose leaps from the glass. The palate is heavily textured, long and ripe with smoked cereal, golden plum and dessert apple flavours, rounded and quite delicious even at this youthful stage. The structure of the wine is powerful and dense, with balancing freshness and a touch of aniseed on the very finish.
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.
Hand-picked, sorted and pressed gently to extract the very best juice. Fermented in tank then matured in 95% new oak for 12 months. Yields of 40hl/ha mean there is more to go round after the cripplingly small 2021 vintage.

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