Château de Fuissé

This 30-hectare estate, concentrated mainly in Pouilly-Fuissé was purchased in 1862 by the current family.  It is an ancient estate, with the château’s tower featured on the labels dating from the 15th Century, alongside the 100 year-old yew trees.  Some 5 generations later, the current winemaker is Antoine Vincent, son of the famous Jean-Jacques Vincent.  His sister, Bénédicte manages the administration with her husband Philip Tuinder, who worked for 10 years at Domaine Leflaive. These are wines of succulence, substance and structure.

The wines include La Tête de Cru, a blend from 20 vineyards, with an average age of 30 years, a Vieilles Vignes blend from vines aged from 40 to 60 years old and three single vineyard monopole bottlings;  Les Combettes produces pure, mineral wines of delicacy.  Les Brûlés, close to the village of Fuissé, with a mainly clay soil mixed with limestone, produces a wine of muscular power.  Le Clos, enclosed by a stone wall, lies right next to the château, with a more equal balance of limestone and clay, giving structured, rich, deeply flavoured wine.