Pouilly - Fuissé Vieilles Vignes 2017 by Vincent Girardin
This bio-dynamically farmed Pouilly Fuisse is from 50 year old vines around the villages of Fuissé, Solutré-Pouilly, Vergisson and Chaintré. Gently hand harvested and sorted, the wine is fermented in oak barrels (10% new) with wild yeasts for 14 months. Bottling is then carried out according to the lunar calendar on a fruit day.
A delicate and distinguished wine, green-gold in colour. The local soils favour harmonious development of the Chardonnay aromas with notes of hazelnut, toasted almond and mineral notes.
About the Producer
In May 2012, Vincent Girardin sold his business to Jean-Pierre Nié, the owner of Compagnie des Vins dAutrefois in Beaune. Jean-Pierre, very sensibly, took the decision not only to retain Eric Germain (head winemaker) and Marco Caschera (sales and exports) but to make them substantial shareholders in the business.
As far as we are concerned, nothing has changed. They continue to work with the highest quality raw materials and Eric Germain continues to make the wines, as he has done for over fifteen years. Indeed, now that Eric is entirely free from other constraints, we have noticed the wines gain in precision over the last few vintages! There is no bâtonnage and extended maturation in barrel, giving the white wines greater tension, elegance, energy and purity.
Country / Region: France / Burgundy