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Chateau Fuisse 'Tete de Cuvee' Pouilly Fuisse 2020
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Decanter 93
Subtle and restrained with gentle pear and orange blossom. There's an oily richness to the stone fruit flavours with a citrus freshness.

Burghound 92
Here too a more restrained nose is ripe but cool with its fresh aromas of pear, apple, tangerine and lemon-lime nuances. There is better richness to the slightly bigger and more concentrated medium-bodied flavors that deliver solid length on the saline-inflected, clean and dry finish. This delicious effort will need to develop ... read more
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Shelf Location — 96d

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Size:750mL (wine)
Alcohol by vol:13.5%
Closure:Cork
Store Item ID:#54600
Location at store:96d
Item Description
Decanter 93
Subtle and restrained with gentle pear and orange blossom. There's an oily richness to the stone fruit flavours with a citrus freshness.

Burghound 92
Here too a more restrained nose is ripe but cool with its fresh aromas of pear, apple, tangerine and lemon-lime nuances. There is better richness to the slightly bigger and more concentrated medium-bodied flavors that deliver solid length on the saline-inflected, clean and dry finish. This delicious effort will need to develop better depth to merit the upper end of my projected range.

An excellent example of the true potential of the wines of Pouilly-Fuiss and a great introduction to the wines of Chteau Fuiss. The wine is rich and robust in the mouth, but retains its lean acidity and freshness throughout. ~winery notes

Chteau Fuisss Tte de Cuvee is a blend of over 20 prime vineyard sites throughout the appellation of Pouilly-Fuiss. Plots in Pouilly, with a high limestone proportion, contribute intense perfume yet more delicacy in the mouth. Those in Fuiss, where clay is more prominent, are less aromatic but fuller, more solid and structured. Vines are an average of 30 years old. Each vineyard site is vinified separately until the final blend is chosen following aging. 60% of the wine is aged in oak barrel (25% new) while the remaining 40% is stored in stainless steel to retain its pure fruit.
About Chateau Fuisse
CHATEAU FUISSÉ

France » Burgundy » Chateau Fuissé
The 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 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 château owns more than 80 acres, each planted with Chardonnay covering four appellations in Pouilly-Fuissé, Saint Véran, Macon-Villages and Macon-Fuissé. The most famous vineyards of Les Brulés, Les Combettes and Le Clos surround the château and 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 Maçon and Beaujolais under the Vincent Signature label. Each of these wines is produced with the same care and expertise as the domaine bottlings.

From Stephen Tanzer (Vinous Media): "Vincent considers 2014 to be a great vintage for the region, having produced classic, structured wines with excellent natural acidity. Yields averaged a healthy 48 hectoliters per hectare, which was comfortably within the range of 44 to 55 h/h that Vincent believes provides the best-balanced wines. The estate picked in early September and then carried out what Vincent described as a classic Burgundy vinification, with all of the wines finishing their malolactic fermentations and getting two batonnages per month from December to May. The '14s were blended in tanks and still on their fine lees when I tasted them in October. Vincent told me that 2012 here was a bit warmer than 2014; he believes that the wines, although fat and appealing, are less classic than the 2014s and for drinking earlier."
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