Based in the northern part of Fuissé, just on the borders of the hamlet of Pouilly, the "Tournant de Pouilly" is a vineyard of one hectare in area, split between two parcels, planted on a gentle slope that faces north-east. Planted by Jean-Alfred Ferret in 1995, 1963 and 1964, the vines from this parcel are, on average, a little bit older than 60 years old, one of the oldest vineyards owned by the Domaine. A small parcel of 15 "ares" was replanted in the spring of 2018 after having lain fallow for several years. This particular parcel of young vines won't make it into the cuvee for several years to come.

9s 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
Always a bit austere and shy at first glance, it is undoubtedly the most "chic" of the selections with its chalky touch and its fresh and persistent finish.
Food Pairing
Scallop ravioli in a mild curry sauce, turbot with hollandaise sauce, John Dory with Szechuan pepper, chicken with a creamy morel sauce, aged Comté.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: Pouilly-Fuissé Premier Cru AOC
PH: 3.25
ACIDITY: 4.1 g/l
ABV: 13.28%
AGING: Fermentations and aging take place in casks: 25% of new cask, 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 just like the Ménétrières, at the very last days 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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