Chateau Fuisse


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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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Chateau Fuisse 'Tete de Cru' Pouilly Fuisse 2016
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92An excellent example of the true potential of the wines of Pouilly-Fuissé and a great introduction to the wines of Château Fuissé. The wine is rich and robust in the mouth, but retains it’s lean acidity and freshness throughout.

Chateau Fuisse 'Les Brules' Pouilly Fuisse 2015
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 “This is intense, with a creamy texture enveloping butterscotch, peach and apple pie flavors. Gains freshness and tension as the lemon- and spice-tinged aftertaste unfolds. Best from 2018 through 2024. 100 cases imported.” ~B.S.  Vinous 91 “(aged for a year in 100% new oak):

Chateau Fuisse 'Tete de Cru' Pouilly Fuisse 2015
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92"A ripe, opulent style, well-structured courtesy of the vibrant acidity. Peach, apple and baking spice flavors are up front, with a stony element chiming in on the finish. Shows fine balance and expression. Best from 2018 through 2024." ~B.S.

Chateau Fuisse 'Tete de Cru' Pouilly Fuisse 2014
94  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 94 "Selected from parcels across the estate, this wine aims to reflect the totality of the appellation. It succeeds with its combination of minerality and ripe fruit. Oak, almond and citrus fruits are still right up front, showing that this is a young wine that will age well. Drink

Chateau Fuisse 'Les Combettes' Pouilly Fuisse 2011
94  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 94 "A firm, closed wine at this young stage, it has weight and a sense of rich fruit flavors. Coming from a limestone vineyard, it wears its minerality on its sleeve, a steely, structured wine, aged in wood, that needs several years to show its best. Give it five years or more."

Chateau Fuisse 'Les Clos' Pouilly Fuisse 2011
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2011 Chateau-Fuisse Le Clos lies up the incline from the chateau: clay soils at the bottom for the power, marl for the complexity, and spice and limestone for the finesse at the top of the clos. They make four difference cuvees depending upon age of the vines and location on

Chateau Fuisse 'Les Brules' Pouilly Fuisse 2011
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "The 2011 Chateau-Fuisse Les Brules is from deep marl soils. Antoine explained that, as the name suggests, you can easily pick too late because of the exposure, yet the cold soils can deceive you into picking early. The 2011 was fermented entirely in oak. It has a wonderful

Chateau Fuisse 'Les Brules' Pouilly Fuisse 2005
"The 2005 wines are showing rich and powerful characters with structure, finesse and complexity. The exceptional 2005 vintage has resulted in relatively low yields, intense concentration and stupendous wines, across almost the whole region of Burgundy. These wines offer early appeal and will also