Situated in the northern Fuissé region, bordering on the hamlet of Pouilly, the Tournant de Pouilly vineyard of just under 2.5 acres lies on an east-facing slope. Old vines of an average 60 years old are planted along a narrow band of pearly slabs of fossilized oyster shells that twist their way between Fuissé and Pouilly, giving this wine a linear, mineral character. There is deep, limestone-rich silt and clay containing a few stones, as well. Fermentation takes place in oak barrels, of which 20% are new, and is followed by a period of six months’ ageing on fine lees.

96 Points
Sommelier Journal
94 Points
Tasting Note

Aromas of grilled almonds and lime-leaf tea with notes of wax precede rich, luxurious flavors on the palate, balanced by precise minerality. The finish is particularly long and intense, and this wine can age for 10-15 years.

Food Pairing

Spiced scallops with noodles, Turbot with hollandaise sauce, John Dory with Szechuan pepper, chicken with morels and aged Comté cheese.

Technical Data
APPELLATION: Poully-Fuissé
Unique Selling Points
  • Old vines average 60 years old, planted on narrow band of fossilized oyster shells between Fuissé and Pouilly, give a linear, mineral character
  • Can age for 10-15 years
  • Tête de Cru and Cuvée Hors-Classe are precursor to higher classification (Premier Cru) sites within appellation currently under consideration by INAO

Vineyard Details

Tournant de Pouilly
Situated in the northern Fuissé region, bordering on the hamlet of Pouilly, the Tournant de Pouilly vineyard of just under one hectare lies on an east-facing slope. Old vines of an average 50 years old are planted along a narrow band of pearly slabs of fossilized oyster shells that twist their way between Fuissé and Pouilly, which give this wine a linear, mineral character. There is deep, limestone-rich silt and clay containing a few stones, as well.

About the Grape

Chardonnay
Though it has a distinctive profile, Chardonnay reflects other factors such as soil composition and vinification technique. Chardonnay is a reliable, hardy and prolific vine whose only real vulnerabilities are frost and uneven development of fruit.
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