Located at the exit of the village of Fuissé, behind the Mont Pouilly in the middle of the slope, this vineyard covers 80 "ares" and is East oriented. The vineyard has been renewed three times from 1974 to 1999. The second time was in 1989, 200 years anniversary of the French revolution.

93 Points
2020 vintage
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
With a well-anchored Mâconnaise footprint, and a dense material, the Ménétrières are a perfect Fuisséenne illustration as Jeanne Ferret understood it. After a light aeration emerges floral aromas but also lemon and lemon balm notes. We note a nice lengthening and a delicate and sappy finish.
Food Pairing
Thanks to its richness and its great balance, 'Les Ménétrières' deserves to be paired with the most refined dishes, such as sole Meunière, a foie gras terrine, grilled lobster, sea bass, chicken with porcini mushrooms and also with washed rind cheeses like Vacherin Mont d'Or, creamy St Marcellins or tangy goat's cheeses like a Sainte-Maure.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: Pouilly-Fuissé Premier Cru AOC
PH: 3.21
ACIDITY: 4.18 g/l
ABV: 13.37%
AGING: Fermentations and aging take place in casks of which 25% of cask new, 75% of cask from 1 to 3 wines for 10 months. The aging continued in stainless steel tanks, always with all their lees for another 9 months. Bottled at the end of March 2022.
Unique Selling Points
  • An ideal white wine for the cellar, this represents the potential of the appellation.
  • 2021 was the smallest harvest ever recorded at the winery
  • This wine is the result of constant vigilance and work in the vines
  • This is a product of numerous detailed and judicious decisions made in the cellar

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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