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.

Pouilly-Fuissé Vieilles Vignes 2016

 

 
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.

  Pouilly-Fuissé Vieilles Vignes