Situated right in the center of the village of Fuissé, this Clos is just over two "hectares" in size and is planted on a shallow slope that faces east. Although a small parcel of vines was planted in 2003, most of the vineyard dates back to 1956, and is therefore more than 60 years old, making it one of the oldest owned by the domaine.

95 Points
Sommelier Journal
93 Points
Blue Lifestyle
Harvest Note
The 2020 vintage was quite early, as the growth cycle commenced with a warm period in late winter which was followed by a hot and dry summer. There were a few well-timed rains which moderated the drought conditions and relieved the vines. There were no diseases to contend with and the fruit arrived in a perfectly healthy state. Despite the heat alcohol levels are quite moderate, while acidity was retained. These are wines with lovely balance, a hint of tension, and which are capable of aging.
Tasting Note
Despite its typically Fuissé opulence, this wine is also capable of demonstrating great precision. Very reductive with a hint of wood smoke or flint, this wine is intense with a fresh and creamy texture at the same time. Notes of fresh hazelnut and bergamot characterize it.
Food Pairing
Grilled sea bass or turbot, mushrooms in cream sauce, goat cheeses or aged cows cheeses.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
PH: 3.25
ACIDITY: 3.95 g/l
ABV: 13.37%
AGING: Fermentation and maturation took place in barrel, of which 20% were new and 80% were 2nd, 3rd and 4th use. Maturation lasted 10 months, then the wine spent a further 9 months in stainless steel tanks on fine lees. Bottling at the end of March 2022.
Unique Selling Points
  • All vines are at least 20 years old with the oldest being over 60 years old
  • Great ageing potential
  • Tête de Cru and Cuvée Hors-Classe are precursors to new, higher classification (Premier Cru) sites within the appellation currently under consideration by INAO

About the Grape

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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