Pouilly-Fuissé

Appellation Village
Pouilly-Fuissé

Grape Variety :

Chardonnay.

Vineyard

Site: the vineyards of Pouilly and Fuissé (two separate villages) cover the slopes of Solutré and Vergisson, two well-known cliffs serving as backdrop to this magnificent landscape.
Soil: clay and limestone from the Jurassic age.

Viticulture

Plantation density: 8,500 vine stocks/hectare.
Pruning: Guyot
Yield: purposely low in order to extract all possible nuances from the terroir.
Supply: grapes and must purchased from regular suppliers (long term contracts).

Vinification

Pressing: very slow so as to respect the fruit. Juices from the last pressings are not retained.
No artificial yeasts or enzymes are used.

Ageing

Type: partly in stainless steel vats and partly in oak barrels (0% new oak).
Length: 6 to 8 months.

Throughout the ageing process, decisions are taken only after careful tasting evaluation. The data obtained is completed through technical analysis. As with every other Joseph Drouhin wine, absolute priority is given to the true expression of terroir and character of the vintage.

Tasting note by Véronique Boss-Drouhin

"A seductive wine and a really nice expression of the Chardonnay grape! The colour is golden, with some green reflections. Among the floral and fruity aromas, almond and ripe grapes dominate. On the palate, the wine is refreshingly pleasant, ethereal in its lightness. Long and refreshing aftertaste".

Vintage

2017 reveals all the elegance of Chardonnay. The wines are floral with hints of citrus. They are round, well-balanced, and very attractive. It is a remarkable vintage.

Serving

Temperature: 12/13°C (53-54°F).
Cellaring: 2 to 5 years.