Type: White Wine
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Code: FUIS235
The grapes come from a number of vineyards around the 5 sub regions of Pouilly, taking advantage of the slate and sandy soils of Fuissé blended with the heavier clay and marl soils of Vergisson, to make a wonderfully complex and polished style of Pouilly Fuissé. Fermented in a mixture of steek tanks and older oak barrels, then 20% matured in new oak with the remainder matured on fine lees in tank.
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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.

Pale in colour, forward and open on the nose with typical Chateau Fuisse polish and richness. The palate is immediately appealing, open, lush and almost decadent, but the hallmark of 2022 shows through with balancing fresh acidity, pink grapefruit and undertones of minerality and zip.
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.
Fermented in a mixture of 1/3rd steek tanks and older oak barrels, then 30% matured in new oak with the remainder matured on fine lees in tank. The soils are varied with a predominance of semi-slate and limestone. Average age of the vines is less than 35 years.

Decanter World Wine Awards, 2024, Silver Medal, 92 points.

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