2021 Chateau Fuisse, Le Clos Pouilly-Fuisse 1er Cru Burgundy

2021 Chateau Fuisse, Le Clos Pouilly-Fuisse 1er Cru Burgundy

2021 Chateau Fuisse, Le Clos Pouilly-Fuisse 1er Cru Burgundy

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The 2021 Chateau Fuisse, Le Clos Pouilly-Fuisse 1er Cru Burgundy was a Merchant's Pick

Once In A Lifetime Burgundy!

May 23, 2024

Château de Fuissé's Le Clos and Les Brules vineyards received 1er Cru status in 2020, a rare event in Burgundy that hasn't happened in over 75 years.

"There is no domaine in all of southern Burgundy that has more of a legendary reputation than this extraordinary estate."  Robert Parker

Chateau Fuisse is the oldest estate in Pouilly-Fuisse.  Now in its 5th generation, this historic estate produces white Burgundies that rivals the finest from Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne Montrachet, and Meursault.

This is a brilliant expression of Pouilly-Fuissie, marrying grace, power, balance, and length.  Stylishly oaked - but only a hint -  it has the structure and concentration to age.  It is a textbook white Burgundy, showing white pepper, citrus, and a vein of lemon rind that offers fantastic lift and texture.  Flavors span white peach, orange peel, honeysuckle and dried honey.  The palate is expressive, deep, and zestly.  The persistence on the finish is impressive and reveals the old vines that produce this gorgeous monopole.  

Chateau Fuisse is known for its uncompromising quality.  Le Clos is a monopole (no other producer owns the vineyard) and is their flagship cuvee.  

More akin the a Grand Cru in quality, Le Clos wants to be paired with food!  

Enjoy with slow-poached Halibut and baby red potatoes roasted to perfection. Or, late summer vegetables, corn, roasted squash, and seared French cut chicken over a crispy baguette.

Simply stunning!

Whether you are a collector or just love great Chardonnay, you can enjoy this wine now through 2035.  

 

Our recommendation:  enjoy it on the warmer side of cold, as great whites can stand up to slightly warmer temperatures.

 

Enjoy!

 

MP

Burgundy's Once In A Lifetime Event • Enjoy Part Of History With One Of Burgundy's Finest!

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“Excellent.”

Vinous

"The 2021 Pouilly-Fuissé Le Clos 1er Cru is by far the best cuvée from Château de Fuissé this year even though it was cropped at a measly 7hL/ha equivalent to around ten barrels instead of around 50 barrels. It has a lovely bouquet with hazelnut and white tea scents filtering through the subtle tropical fruit. The terroir comes through nicely. The palate is well balanced with a dab of licorice on the entry. Very harmonious and complete there is a sappy underlying salinity that gets the saliva flowing on the finish. Excellent."

Producer: Chateau Fuisse

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Subregion: Pouilly-Fuissé

Varietal: Chardonnay

Vintage: 2021

Size: 750ml

Code: W01470-2021-750