Château Fuissé Pouilly-Fuisse "Le Clos," Maconnais, Burgundy, France, 2016

Château Fuissé Pouilly-Fuisse "Le Clos," Maconnais, Burgundy, France, 2016 - Merchant of Wine

Regular price $49.95 Sale price $80.00

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Overview of the Wine

A 15th Century tower flanks Chateau Fuisse, a family home whose history is evidenced by a number of 300 year old artifacts and adornment. The estate of Chateau Fuisse includes vines exceeding 60 years of age that are vinified and bottled separately as Vieilles Vignes -a remarkably powerful, intense Chardonnay with aging capability of up to 15 years or more in bottle. The "normal" Chateau Fuisse is also a selection from older vines at least 25 years of age, and as a rule is focused and concentrated, rich yet very firmly held together. From the estate, three further bottlings come from individual plots or climates: Le Clos, a profound, powerful Chardonnay from the dense clay enclosure behind the chateau; Les Combettes, a superbly aromatic wine of great finesse from a very stony calcareous clay slope; and Les Brules, a south facing slope "burnt" by the sun. All the wines bearing the chateau label are barrel fermented in various oaks. The current owner and winemaker is Jean-Jacques Vincent, great-grandson of the founder, now assisted by his daughter Benedicte. A professor of enology, Jean-Jacques is as alert to modern innovations as he is loyal to proven traditional methods.

Grape / Blend

Chardonnay

Origin

Maconnais, Burgundy, France

95 Points - Tim Atkin
This historic domaine continues to make some of the best wines in Pouilly-Fuissé under the latest generation of the Vincent family. Sourced from one of the village’s great vineyards, this is a stylish, exotic, sensitively oaked wine that combines fruit concentration with underlying freshness and zip. 2019-24

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Aromas of Meyer lemon, orange blossom, delicately musky peach, honeycomb and wheat toast introduce the 2016 Pouilly-Fuissé Le Clos, a full-bodied, multidimensional wine with terrific depth and concentration at the core, balanced by succulent acids and concluding with a long, perfumed finish. It's similar in scale to the Brûlées, but it's simultaneously more intense and more controlled; it's also the most elegant of the Château Fuissé's wines.

91 Points - Decanter
Ripe melon, stone fruit and citrus nose which also delivers a honeysuckle edge. The palate shows plenty of zest, with a textural core of grapefruit complemented by layers of cedar spice, followed by soft, creamy hints and a long, savoury finish. Built to last.

95 Points - Ian Blackburn - Buyer 

Simply the best at what they do and this is their best wine.  Valued at $80+ - this is one of the most exotic white burgundy's you can purchase at this price.  I'm proud to feature this amazing selection - just the package alone sets the tone for an amazing experience.  Intense, concentrated, Meyer lemon marmalade curd, Creme Brulee and built like a military tank - this wine has years ahead of it.

 

Product size: 750ml

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