Domaine Ferret Pouilly Fuissé 2018 6 bottle mixed case
France / Burgundy
Andy's Tasting Notes
A great opportunity to sample the individual styles and vineyard variations of this superb Pouilly Fuissé producer. The perfect gift for any lover of quality white Burgundy!
A hugely respected producer in this region making exemplary Pouilly Fuissé from old vines in excellent vineyard sites, meticulous wine making and the knowledge gained over 180 years of wine production in this region.
2 bottles – Domaine Ferret Classic Pouilly Fuissé 2018
A blend of the best parcels – half of the blend aged in 2-5 year old barrels and the results shows great balance between weight and freshness. Layers of subtle notes combine stone fruits, acacia flowers and spiced hazelnut butter.
1 bottle – Tête de Cru des Prouges 2018
Dreamy white Burgundy! Rich and complex with an opulence and style normally only found in the great wines of the Cotes de Beaune. Average vine age is over 38 years old, with very low yields. Fermentation and ageing take place in barrel (33% new) over 9 months and is then finished in stainless steel tanks on its lees over 5 months before bottling. Hints of stone fruits, hazelnuts, cream and brioche. For all its richness it is counterbalanced by its rounded and refreshing acidity.
1 bottle – Tête de Cru Les Perrierès 2018
The most subtle of the Ferret Cru wines, with the emphasis on crisp, zesty minerality. Don’t be fooled though, this has intensity, complexity and generosity of texture – creamy honeysuckle and pineapple characters. Will develop beautifully over time. Audrey Braccini (winemaker) describes this as a ‘wine for wine lovers’.
The 1.15-hectare Les Perrières vineyard (planted 1972 – 1974) is situated to the south of the amphitheatre, on mid-slope just beneath the parcel of Le Clos. Exposed south-south-east, the slope here is steeper than it is on the Clos. The soil, which is derived from alluvial deposits, consists of a mix of deep silt and clay containing few stones. The subsoil features streaks of limestone and limestone marls, while the top layers, which are moderate in depth, are littered with stones on the surface.
1 bottle – Hors Classé Les Ménétrières 2018
The perfect combination of richness and poise – creamy, honeyed and toasty notes. Impeccable balance and structure. Super stylish – a joy to drink.
Covering less than a hectare, this south-east facing site bears vines between 10 and 40 years old, producing sublime, rich, complex wines. Fermentation and aging take place in oak barrels: 20% new barrels, 80% one year to three year old barrels, during 10 months. Maturing goes on for 8 months on lies in stainless steel vats.
1 bottle – Hors Classé Tournant de Pouilly 2018
Rich and powerful yet still exudes a purity and elegance that confirms its reputation as one of the great Fuissé vineyards. Gorgeous minerality – Grand Cru quality.
Domaine Ferret is situated at the heart of the village of Fuissé and has long been a producer of some of the appellation’s top cuvées. Founded in 1840, it was the first Domaine to begin bottling at the property shortly after the Second World War. Furthermore, the focus on vinifying each parcel of vines separately from a relatively early date allowed Ferret’s owners to identify the top climates (vineyard zones).
Three labels of Pouilly Fuissé are produced from the Domaine – Classic, Tête de Cru and Hors Classé. In simple terms they represent an unofficial village, Premier Cru and Grand Cru classification based on the quality and personality of the wines produced from the different, specific sites.
All wines are made in a sustainable way, following organic viticultural practices.
We sell each of these wines individually (totalling £214.00 for the six above). view
Price per bottle £214.00 £203.30
With a history dating back to 1840, Domaine Ferret is a jewel at the heart of Pouilly-Fuissé, located in the most famous “climats” of the Fuissé amphitheatre. Since 1840, Domaine Ferret has had an uninterrupted tradition of female winemakers, a tradition that continues today with Audrey Braccini – winemaker and manager of Domaine Ferret.
Audrey Braccini was born in 1979 in the Lorraine region of northeast France, where she grew up admiring her father’s dedication to cultivating his wine cellar. Inspired by his passion, Braccini moved to the heart of the renowned wine region of Languedoc-Roussillon, and enrolled in Montpellier University’s prestigious enology program. After successfully earning a master’s degree in vineyards and wine, she launched her career in Beaujolais and quickly became infatuated with the Gamay grape.
In 2008, Braccini’s talents earned her the position of director for the historic Domaine Ferret estate in the nearby Mâconnais region. Drawing on her years of experience and expertise, she dove headfirst into the regional Chardonnay and Pouilly-Fuissé appellations.
Audrey’s philosophy is to make great quality wines which are a true expression of the ‘terroir’, the vintage and her passion for winemaking. Her aim is to make the most of what nature offers, to do her best with something that is beyond our control, keeping the purity and delicacy and not forgetting that what we have in our hands is one of most beautiful gifts of nature.