Pouilly-Fuissé "Les Vieux Murs"
The grapes for this wine come from two sites that cover 9 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 1/3 in new barrels, 1/3 in used barrels and 1/3 in stainless steel tanks. Starting the fermentation in barrel makes the flavors from the wood more delicate and discreet and adds roundness on the palette. Malolactic fermentation finishes naturally at the end of winter and the wines are aged for 9 months before the final blend is made.