Domaine J.A. Ferret - Pouilly-Fuisse - "Clos des Prouges"
Overview: 'Of all the Burgundian appellations, Pouilly-Fuissé is, without doubt, the most diverse in terms of its geology. While it offers a similar range of geological terrains as the other appellations of the Maconnais, it has a broader compass than any of them. Overall, its geological faultlines and slopes are more pronounced, there is a greater occurrence of the unexpected, and the changes from one type of soil to another are more dramatic.' Extract from a report by the Sigales Consultants, soil mapping specialists. The variety of rocks present in the soils of Fuissé is the most diverse of the entire appellation, and Domaine Ferret, whose parcels are spread across the breadth of Fuissé is one of the appellation's best ambassadors. The soils can be extremely shallow, based on hard limestone derived from seams of chert, but they can also be clay-rich, derived from marns, schists or volcanic-sedimentary sandstones. Furthermore, the bedrock, a lacustrine limestone that is exposed to the east of the Beauregard plateau, dates back more than 330 million years. At Domaine Ferret, making great wine depends, above all, on a respect for heritage - not only of the soil, but also of the human beings who drink its wine and who cultivate its vines. Carefully tended, sometimes planted alongside cover crops, but always given due respect and attention, each of the domaine's vines is managed according to its needs. The exceptional, here, is the norm. By knowing the soils in depth, even down to knowing the last detail of its distant origins, those who work in the vineyards prove their love for it and oversee their needs in order to be able to hand on nature's gift to future generations. The property's vineyards cover 17 hectares of the Pouilly-Fuissé appellation.
Tasting Notes: The wine shows great balance between weight and freshness, with elegance derived from seamless minerality. Layers of subtle fruit notes combine stone fruits, acacia flowers and spiced hazelnut butter. The finish is long, intense and spicy. A wine whose balance permits it to age gracefully.
Pairing: Seafood Risotto, Veal Cutlets in a Light Cream Sauce
Points: 92 Wine Spectator
Format / ABV: 750 ml / 13.5
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