2018 Chateau-Fuisse Pouilly-Fuisse Tete de Cuvee (Cru)

2018 Chateau-Fuisse Pouilly-Fuisse Tete de Cuvee (Cru)

2018 Chateau-Fuisse Pouilly-Fuisse Tete de Cuvee (Cru)

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Located in Maconnais, southern Burgundy, Château-Fuissé was founded in 1862 and remains in the hands of Famille Vincent, and Antoine (fifth generation), has been the winemaker and General Manager since 2003. The family’s 40 hectares of vineyards are draped across some of the best terroirs of southern Burgundy and Beaujolais. The climate down here is more moderately continental, with cold winters and warm summers that gently ripens the Chardonnay. Their land is farmed with sustainable practices and respect to nature. whilst focusing on producing grapes that best express the environment with a balance between natural ripeness, concentration and mineral freshness. 

Château de Fuissé has always been the leader in Pouilly-Fuissé and indeed many vintages are more like the expensive whites from further north in Meursault and Chassagne. A sublime Chardonnay, complex and full flavoured and marked with the Château's renowned minerality. This is easily one of the most keenly priced fine Burgundies being made today.

Tasting Note:
With a deep yellow colour, this wine is brimming with life! Ripe yellow peach, plums, nectarines dominate with candied lemon/lime citrus and honeysuckle aromatics adding lift and perfume. There is a gentle and warming creaminess with a deft touch of oak building complexity. Chiselled and consistent with a lovely mineral finish. As decanter say, completely luxurious.

From the 2017 vintage, the Château-Fuissé TÊTE DE CUVEE replaced the
Château-Fuissé TÊTE DE CRU. Same wine, different label.

This is a Dry, Full bodied wine with Medium+ acidity and No tannin. It is Medium+ in it's intensity with Medium alcohol and a Long finish.

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The Finer Details:

Grape Variety:

Chardonnay

Country:

France

Abv:

13.5%

Vintage:

2018

Region:

Macconais

pH:
Oaked or Unoaked:

French Oak & Stainless Steel

Appellation:

Pouilly Fuisse

Style (R/S):

Dry

Aged Before Release:

Aged in Oak (25% New)

Farming:

Sustainable / Organic Practices

Drinkability:

Drink Now or Over 5 Years