Pouilly-Fuissé Hors-Classe Les Ménétrières

Domaine Ferret

Pouilly-Fuissé Hors-Classe Les Ménétrières play

Region: France / Burgundy / Poully-Fuissé

Les Ménétrières is a southeast-facing vineyard less than 2.5 acres in size that borders the village of Fuissé. One third of the vines are 40 years old; one third are 20, and a third are 10. The upper half of the vineyard is planted on shale, while the lower half is planted on pearly slabs. The soil is composed of alluvial deposits, a mix of deep silt and clay with few stones. The subsoil features streaks of limestone and limestone marls, while top layers are rich in stone-free limestone deposits and light marls. Fermentation takes place in oak barrels, of which 20% are new, and is followed by a period of six months’ aging on fine lees.

91-93 Points

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2015 vintage
92 Points

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2014 vintage
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tasting note

Superbly rich and generous, the wine has aromas of subtle cream blended with rich Chardonnay fruit, with honey notes. On the palate, ripe fruit, toast and quince paste punctuate a full-bodied, generous rich wine that is powerful, intense and vivid, with a long, haunting finish. The wine will benefit from further maturing in bottle.

food pairing

Foie gras, grilled lobster, sea bass or rich cheeses.

points of distinction

  • After WW II, Ferret was the first domaine in Pouilly-Fuissé to move from bulk production to estate bottling, for greater quality.
  • One of the few top producers in Pouilly-Fuissé for decades, Ferret was among the first to vinify parcels separately.
  • Têtes de Cru and Cuvée Hors-Classe are higher classifications within the appellation currently under consideration by the INAO.
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“Wine is the most beautiful and noble form of expression.”

– Audrey Braccini, Winemaker

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