J.J. Vincent Pouilly Fuissé Marie Antoinette 2017
If you like flavorful, elegant, dry whites with a touch of wood, this Pouilly-Fuissé is the perfect wine for you! This 2017 is outstanding, exhibiting real terroir coupled with fresh, pure fruit flavors. It is our favorite vintage in 10+ years! Made of 100% Chardonnay, 'Marie Antoinette' Pouilly Fuissé is made from grapes grown in several parcels belonging to owner Jean-Jacques Vincent's two sisters, and the wine is named after his mother, Marie Antoinette Vincent. The soils of the different vineyards impart their own special characteristics into the wine. The stony soils of the Vergisson Vineyards provide the beautiful acidity, elegance and minerality, while the clay soils in the Fuisse vineyard give the wine its full-bodied structure and generous fruit character. The wine is vinified separately in small oak barrels by Jean-Jacques' son Antoine, and then blended to achieve a well-balanced Pouilly Fuissé, combining all the wonderful characteristics of the different 'terroirs'.
Serena Sutcliffe, MW, has referred to Jean Jacques Vincent as "one of the most brilliant makers of white Burgundy". He is also the owner/winemaker at the celebrated Chateau Fuisse, and also produces an outstanding line of special selections under his own name with his talented son Antoine Vincent now firmly by his side. The 'Marie Antoinette' is one of the wines under the 'JJ' label. I sold this wine to restaurants in NYC for many years while working for Frederick Wildman and Sons, and my clients loved it for the quality and the price! Also a New York Times favorite, who called it 'deliciously focused and refreshing...the Marie-Antoinette was weighty yet focused with smoky fruit and mineral flavors. 3 Stars.'
|Region||France, Burgundy, Maconnais|
Wine EnthusiastOwners of Château de Fuissé, the Vincent family knows a thing or two about Pouilly-Fuissé. This wine reflects the density of the appellation as well as the strong mineral edge. It conveys zesty citrus and bright fruit. Drink from 2020.