Pouilly-Fuissé Vieilles Vignes 2016
This wine has a strong personality and comes from different plots, with 60 year-old vines which benefit from outstanding exposure and soil. The bouquet is mineral and the body releases hints of vanilla. Its golden hue matches quince and acacia honey aromas.
|Vine location:||village of Vergisson.|
|Type of soil:||Jurassic clay and limestone, stony.|
|Exposure:||South, gathering the 3 following terroirs : ” les Charmes “, ” Tiller ” and the well-known terroir of ” les Crays “.|
|Grape variety:||100% Chardonnay.|
|Vine age:||80 years old on average.|
|Training system:||small arcure ( bending of canes), 6 to 8 buds. Soil ploughing, natural fertilizing. Our vine-growing approach obeys 2 principles :
– an environmentally-concerned agriculture.
– a rational pest control.
|Harvest:||hand-picking, slight thinning out, at the winery : incoming grapes processed by gravity, press juice selection.|
|Winemaking:||alcoholic fermentation achieved in casks for 30 to 50 % of the cuvée’s volume.External yeasts are not added. 11 month vinification carried out in fine grained oak ” pièces ” ( = Burgundy traditional barrels). Regular stirring of the lees. After the malo-lactic fermentation, the wine is racked and aged on lees so as to develop its flesh and structure.|
|Characteristics:||luminous saffron yellow cuvée suggesting complex aromas. Strong ripe fruit (pear, apricot). White flower and honey. Round ,well-balanced structure ; good starting impressions on the palate. This wine offers both strength and flesh as well as subtle vanilla undertones.|
|Cellar storing:||4 to 10 years depending on the strength of the vintage.|
|Food and wine match:||should be served between 12 and 14°C. Noble fish (turbot, angler fish), Bresse poultry with cream and morels, stuffed capon.|