Chateau-Fuisse Pouilly-Fuisse Le Clos 2018 is a wonderful wine that depite the large use of new oak, is in no way marred by this and retains great freshness. It has notes of toasted bread, fresh almonds and hints of fresh butter in line with other vintages. Château-Fuissé Pouilly-Fuissé Le Clos is extraordinarily rich, with layer upon layer of ripe apple, pear and spice. Rather oak-driven in its youth, two or three years in bottle allow the slightly disparate elements to harmonise. The finish is mineral driven with a firm gripping acidity.
Pouilly Fuissé, le Clos, 2018, Chateau Fuisse
Subregion: Mâconnais, Pouilly-Fuissé
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Buttery and nutty
Vegetarian: Yes (not certified)
Vegan: Yes (not certified)
Drink With: Fine fish or poultry
The meaning of the word "Clos" in Burgundy has always been linked to an ancestral vineyard, surrounded on at least three sides by dry stone walls built from rocks brought to the surface by the passing of countless seasons. The Château-Fuissé Le Clos vineyard covers an area of 2.7 hectares and it surrounds the château and winery. This wholly owned single vineyard has been part of the domaine since its acquisition by the Vincent family in 1862.
Within Le Clos there are 3 distinct areas linked to the geology and to the age of the vines. The soil of lower slope is mainly clay thanks to erosion higher up, whereas the soils of the middle and upper slopes are dominated by small stones called "chailles", small calcareous stones consisting of flint and clay. The oldest vines are situated mid-slope, having been planted in 1929. The Château-Fuissé Pouilly-Fuissé Le Clos realises a natural synthesis between richness, ripeness and the finesse of mineral complexity.
Château-Fuissé Le Clos is a barrel fermented Pouilly-Fuissé, aged in the cool cellars below the château for 12 months. 80% of the barrels are new, 10% are one year old and 10% are two years old. Quantities are limited, under 500 cases are produced each year.