An historic name in Burgundy, Château Fuissé has belonged to the Vincent family for 5 generations. Since 2003, oenologist Antoine Vincent has been managing the family estate. Looking after an exceptional vineyard, the Château Fuissé estate stretches across almost 40 hectares and 5 appellations in southern Burgundy, including 25 hectares in the Pouilly-Fuissé appellation.
Located on a south-facing slope, the Château-Fuissé "Les Brûlés" plot covers nearly 0.7 hectares on marl soils. Embodying the expression of southern Burgundy, the Pouilly-Fuissé "Les Brûlés" of Château-Fuissé transfers the sunny character of its Climat into a wine of great richness and generosity, yet with a beautiful freshness.
This great Pouilly-Fuissé wine became a Premier Cru in the 2020 vintage.
Winemaking and ageing
Manual harvesting followed by gentle pneumatic pressing, adapted to the quality and maturity of the grapes. Settling after 12 hours of cold rest. Slight oxygenation of the clear juice before being placed in oak barrels. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts and stirring of the lees. Partial racking three months after fermentation, followed by pre-assembly to promote the integration of the wood. Final blending during the summer, then rest in stainless steel tanks for several months before bottling.
The colour is of a beautiful golden yellow.
The nose mingles fragrances of perfectly ripe fruit with subtle toasted notes and scents of burnt sugar.
Full and with a lovely freshness, the palate releases delicious scents of toast, acacia honey, brioche and hazelnut. The finish is lingering, enticing with its subtle smoky notes.
Food and wine pairing
Fine fish (sole, turbot, salmon), Bresse poultry, white meats in cream sauce with morilles or Paris mushrooms, or foie gras are refined pairings for this Burgundy white wine.
For the best tasting, serve between 12 and 13°C.
This Pouilly-Fuissé wine can be laid down until around 2028.