Pouilly Fuissé is a white wine appellation in southern Burgundy where the Chardonnay grape is grown (not to be confused with the similar sounding Pouilly Fumé appellation in the Loire Valley where the Sauvignon Blanc grape is grown).
Located in the region of the Mâconnais, the vineyards are quite dramatic and are grown in the same bedrock of limestone found further north in the Côte-d’Or. The escarpments of Solutré and Vergisson owe their impressive profile to the presence of hard fossil corals that have resisted erosion. The vines are planted on the slopes on hillsides that are cut into by little steep-sided streams giving the slopes an easterly or southeasterly exposure. Altitudes: 200 to 300 metres.
Elegant and charming with aromas ranging from mineral (silex), to citrus notes (lemon, grapefruit, and pineapple), white fruits (peaches), buttered brioche, and honey. The texture is round and generous, and the structure, thanks partly to the wine’s natural richness, is full of flavour. These are lovely wines to drink in the short to mid term. They match well with shellfish, lobster, foie gras, white meats such as veal, pork and chicken. Its aromatic power means that this wine can go well with Asian food, spicy dishes and those with soy sauce such as sushi.
- Terra Mea Pouilly-Fuissé0.75l White€16.15 €13.35Produced from Chardonnay grapes grown in limestone with pockets of clay, this expressive wine has lovely freshness and minerality. The aromas of exotic fruits – pineapple and mango mix well with white flower blossom and a hint of almonds. The palate on this very successful 2015 is vibrant, generous and beautifully fresh with a well-rounded, soft texture in the mouth. An ideal match for white meats, seafood and shellfish.
- Terra Mea Pouilly-Fuissé0.75l White€16.50 €13.64Françoise et Nicolas run this estate by themselves and their attention to detail and their old vines are the secret behind the quality of their wines. They pick their Chardonnay grapes quite late to bring out the character of their terroir, use only indigineous yeasts and carefully age the wines in their fine lees. We are very impressed by the concentration and precision of the 2016 vintage. It shows beautifully ripe fruit, rich aromatic notes of pear, almond blossom, linden and citrus fruit, great freshness mid-palate and a round, balanced finish. A lovely wine which tastes much grander than its appellation. Serve with white meat, fish and seafish.
- Vieilles Vignes Pouilly-Fuissé0.75l White€18.69 €15.45This is the domaine's flagship wine and is produced from its oldest vines (75 years old) grown on the best climats in Fuissé. It undergoes very long fermentations, a proportion of which are in barrel, and has notes of honey, almond and orchard fruits, a very pretty persistence and beautifully fresh Chardonnay characteristics. We have quite a struggle to get hold of this wine, as it is much prized around the world for its beautiful Burgundian character and lovely persistent finish. A perfect match for fish, poultry and cheeses such as comté or chèvre.