Domaine Ferret Pouilly Fuissé Tête de Cru Clos des Prouges 2018
France / Burgundy
Andy's Tasting Notes
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.
Price per bottle £38.60
20 in stock
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.
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