Domaine Ferret Pouilly Fuissé Tête de Cru Les Perrierès 2018
France / Burgundy
Andy's Tasting Notes
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’.
Production notes – Vineyard: 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.
Production notes – Vinification: Fermentation and maturation took place in barrel, of which 20% were new and 80% were 2nd, 3rd and 4th use. Racked into stainless steel tanks in June 2019, the wine continued to mature on fine lees for a further eight months.
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.
We also stock from Domaine Ferret …
Price per bottle £38.50
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.
Food matchPoached salmon with lemon mayo