Aromas of pear, mint, white peach, nutmeg and flowers introduce the 2021 Pouilly-Fuissé Hors-Classe Les Ménétrières, a medium to full-bodied, chalky and structured wine that exhibits solid depth despite the hail that afflicted this sector, concluding with a saline, chalky finish.
The 2021 Pouilly-Fuissé Les Ménétrières 1er Cru has a beautiful, expressive bouquet with yellow fruit, white linen and subtle limestone scents, showing fine delineation and beautifully integrated oak (as usual). The palate is well balanced with more weight than Ferret’s other cuvées, beautifully balanced with perfectly judged acidity. It fans out on the finish with absolute confidence and should drink well for several years. This wine is a victory in a
The 2020 Pouilly-Fuissé Les Ménétrières 1er Cru, a blend of three parcels (marl, limestone, and clay soils intermixed), has the most complex bouquet amongst Ferret’s 2020s. Lovely chamomile and crushed stone scents, a touch of orange blossom, though still a little backward. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, taut and fresh, lemon verbena and a hint of stem ginger towards the persistent finish. Superb.
Unfurling in the glass with hints of pear, citrus oil, smoke, toasted nuts and white flowers, the 2019 Pouilly-Fuissé Hors-Classe Les Ménétrières is full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, with a textural attack that segues into a deep, concentrated core. Long and sapid, it’s the most powerful, muscular wine in the range.