Type: White Wine
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Code: FUIS220
After an arduous 10 year application process, 2020 is the first vintage of the new appellation Pouilly Fuissé 1er Cru. There are 22 climats that have been designated 1er Cru status, and Le Clos is arguably the finest.

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.

The bouquet is intense, aromatic, lively and forward the palate is immediately full, very ripe and wonderfully decadent. The flavours of mango, papaya, spice, wet stones, cereal and honeycomb blend beautifully to create a complex and muscular wine that just keeps giving. The finish is incredibly long, fattened by battonage and sweet oak, and balanced against a razor-sharp acidity which gives perspective to the tropical fruit. Long, complex – captivating!
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.
Aged 10 for months in 90% new barrels.

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