Chateau Fuisse Pouilly Fuissé Les Combettes 2018
Château Fuissé dates back to 1604 and has been in the Vincent family for five generations. Each generation has added land, increased quality and enhanced the worldwide recognition of the château. Today under direction of our friend Antoine Vincent, Château Fuissé has reached the pinnacle of quality in the region with its wines rivaling the more famous appellations of Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet and Meursault to the north.
The famous vineyards of Les Brûlés, Les Combettes and Le Clos surrounding the château are bottled as specific cuvées to showcase their unique terroir. Château Fuissé also produces quality-driven wines sourced mainly from family-owned properties in the Mâcon under the J.J. Vincent Signature label (stands for Jean-Jacques Vincent - Antoine's father). Each of these wines is produced with the same care and expertise as the domaine bottlings.
The vineyard of Les Combettes covers just 4.4 acres within the village of Fuissé. Vines are densely planted in a well-draining soil made up primarily of limestone, pebbles and small amounts of clay. The grapes are brought to the state-of-the-art winery where they are sorted and placed in barrel for fermentation. The must rests in the cellars of Château Fuissé for 12 months in used oak barrels (3 to 5 years old). To retain it’s vibrant acidity no new oak is used in this cuvée.
|Region||France, Burgundy, Maconnais|
Bottle ShopThis is stunningly good! The Les Combettes is open and generous with aromas and flavors of limestone, pear, papaye, white flowers and minerals. Full and fresh on the palate, this is a classic example of high quality, single vineyard Pouilly-Fuissé.
BurghoundHere too there is noticeable though not intrusive wood setting off the more elegant and cooler aromas of essence of pear, green apple and a whiff of quinine. The finer if perhaps slightly less voluminous flavors also possess good verve before culminating in an agreeably dry, focused and even chiseled finale. 90-92