Domaine Pierre Vessigaud, Pouilly-Fuissé, Vielles Vignes, Burgundy, France, 2020
Overview of the Wine
Domaine Pierre Vessigaud, located in the hamlet of Pouilly in the heart of the Pouilly-Fuisse appellation, was founded in 1839 and has been in the same family ever since. Pierre Vessigaud, the 5th generation to manage the estate, took over in 1988 and has been working organically in the vineyards ever since. He submitted for recognition by Ecocert (AB) in 2010. The estate consists of around 8 hectares in total: 3 hectares in Mâcon and 5 ha in Pouilly-Fuissé. All the vines are manually plowed. The vines average 35 years and the vineyards have a south/south-east exposure and soil consisting of chalk, clay and morainic shells and stones. The vineyards are between 200-250 meters high with a high plantationdensity of 8,500 plants/ha. Pierre uses only copper sulphate in order to protect the vines. The grapes are harvested manually in small boxes and are pressed without destemming. All fermentations are spontaneous, using only wild yeasts. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrels aging from one to ten years old. Pierre’s goal is to produce precise wines with freshness, crispness and minerality. He wants them to be rich yet drinkable with a recognizable balance. In order to get this year after year, Pierre focuses on organics and low production in the vineyard followed by fermentation and extended aging in good quality barrels.
Grape / Blend
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
A combination of about twenty micro-vineyard plots from the Pouilly-Fuissé appellation, this cuvée reveals balance and complexity where Chardonnay reaches its full potential.
Product size: 750ml
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