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
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

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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