Chateau Fuisse Pouilly Fuissé Le Clos 2020 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
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Chateau Fuisse Pouilly Fuissé Le Clos 2020 750ml
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Chateau Fuisse Pouilly Fuissé Le Clos 2020

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Category White Wine
Origin France, Burgundy, Maconnais
Brand Chateau Fuisse

Beginning with the 1992 vintage, Château Fuissé started producing a single vineyard bottling from their Le Clos vineyard. This cuvée has become one of Pouilly-Fuissé’s top wines with the stature and aging capacity of the whites of the Côte de Beaune. The Vincent family always considered this special site to be of grand cru quality, and recently it was officially made a premier cru by the appellation controlée. Made from a walled parcel directly behind the Château, the soils contain dense clay, marl and limestone, and the site has a perfect south/ southeast exposure. The vineyard is planted entirely to Chardonnay vines that average 45+ years of age.   

Château Fuissé Le Clos is barrel fermented and aged in the cool cellars below the château for 12 months. 80% of the barrels are new. The wine is is then moved to the state-of-the-art winemaking facility for clarification and bottling. Quantities are limited to under 500 cases a year. Le Clos is extraordinarily rich with layer upon layer of ripe apple, pear, and spice. The finish is driven by minerality with a firm gripping acidity. 

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The 2020 Pouilly-Fuissé Le Clos ler Cru which comes from the walled vineyard, the only officially-recognised Premier Cru monopole of 2.68ha, the vines east-facing on three soils- clay at the bottom, marl in the middle and limestone at the top. It was picked on 30 August. The nose is quite reticent at first, so leaving the wine in my glass for 10 minutes, it really opens and shows its complexity thanks to the mélange of soils, honeysuckle and dried honey, lime and faint hints of liquorice. The palate is very well balanced with good depth, real weight and presence here, texturally-satisfying with impressive persistence on the finish. Excellent, but wise owls will cellar this for several vears before broaching.

Neal Martin
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More subtle though not invisible wood with the same hint of vanilla frames the lemon and floral aromas of essence of green apple. The sleek, intense and overtly mineral-driven flavors terminate in a bitter lemon-inflected finish that is clean dry and sneaky long. This gorgeously textured but seriously powerful effort is more refined and a wine that should amply repay mid-term cellaring. Excellent.

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Located in the heart of the village of Fuissé itself, on thin clay and marl soils over limestone at the top of the slope. The oldest vines were planted in the 1920s; average age is 60 years old. The wine is aged in cask on the lees and stirred every fortnight. It is a rich style, with a nose that is almost honeyed, showing floral notes and a ripe apple, almost pineapple fruit. The texture is dense and very long; it is a classic of the region and very traditional in style.

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