Pouilly-Fuissé "Les Vieux Murs"

2017

The grapes for this wine come from two sites that cover nine hectares total. The grapes from the village of Fuissé give the wine elegance and roundness, and the fruit from Solutré give the wine minerality and acidity.  No pesticides or herbicides are used in the vineyards and the grapes are harvested by hand. The vines are on average 50 years old.

The wine is fermented and aged one third in new barrels, one third in used barrels and one third in stainless steel tanks. Starting the fermentation in barrel makes the flavors from the wood more delicate and discrete and adds roundness on the palate. Malolactic fermentation finishes naturally at the end of winter and the wines are aged for nine months before the final blend is made.

 

 

91 points
John Gillman,
View from the Cellar

SKU/Code: 
DB0120-17
Product Line: 
Wine
White
Varietal: 
Chardonnay
Farming Type: 
Sustainable