Domaine J. A. Ferret Pouilly Fuisse:
Domaine Ferret has played a key role in defining the quality of the region. It was the first domaine in Pouilly-Fuissé to begin bottling on the estate, shortly after the Second World War. Further, its long-standing focus on vinifying each parcel of vines separately has allowed for the identification of the top terroirs. The Domaine Ferret portfolio falls into three tiers: Classic, Têtes de Cru and Cuvée Hors-Classe. The Tête de Cru and Hors-Classe parcels that have been identified are a precursor to the stratification of the appellation system (which is currently under consideration by the Institut National des Appellations d’Origine). As in the Côte d’Or, the wines in each range reflect their particular terroir, and these top cuvées are produced only in great vintages.
Domaine Ferret’s estate vineyards are comprised of 17 hectares throughout the Pouilly-Fuissé appellation; 13 of these are located in the amphitheater of hills surrounding the town of Fuissé and 4 are near the Roche de Vergisson, near the town of Vergisson in the north of the appellation. These terroirs, in tandem with the age of the vines and the relatively low yields, allow the production of exceptional cuvées. The vineyards are managed sustainably with an aim toward an even more rigorous respect for environmental concerns.
The Pouilly-Fuissé vineyards lie on a narrow band of land in southern Burgundy. Since the creation of the appellation in 1936, only wines from the villages of Chaintré, Fuissé, Solutré-Pouilly and Vergisson are authorized to bear the Pouilly-Fuissé name. Domaine Ferret’s estate vineyards comprise 40 acres throughout the Pouilly-Fuissé appellation; 22.4 in the amphitheatre of hills surrounding the town of Fuissé, 9.65 near the Roche de Vergisson, in the north of the appellation and additional acreage in the various single vineyard crus. The native soil is mainly argilo-calcareous throughout the growing area, with distinctions from one plot to another. The climate benefits from the Mediterranean influences wafting up the Rhône corridor.
The Pouilly-Fuissé is a blend of the best vineyard parcels with 10- to 35-year-old vines from the Fuissé amphitheater of limestone and clay soils. Each parcel is vinified separately to ensure the finest expression of the fruit. Half the wine is fermented in enameled tanks and half in used oak barrels.
Subtle notes include minerals, yellow fruits, flowers, fresh hazelnuts and spices, with an intense finish. The perfect equilibrium of this wine allows it to retain its vibrancy with age. Ideal with fish and shellfish. Kobrand Importer