Aromas of pear, white flowers, nutmeg and pastry cream preface the 2021 Pouilly-Fuissé Tête de Cru Clos des Prouges, a medium to full-bodied, bright and satiny wine that’s pretty and precise, concluding with a saline finish. This is a stronger performer in this challenging vintage.
The 2021 Pouilly-Fuissé Clos des Prouges might not be a Premier Cru, but it is treated like one by the winemaking team. Nevertheless, it doesn’t fully engage on the nose as much as the Clos de Jeanne. It’s tightly knit and stoic at the moment. The palate is better with fine weight. It’s fresh and malic in style, with a bright Granny Smith and yellow plum-infused finish. The 2021 ends on a high note
The 2020 Pouilly-Fuissé Clos des Prouges 2020 comes from marn soils. This has a finely-tuned and more mineral-driven bouquet compared to Les Perrières, hints of yellow plum, Vervane tea and crushed stones emerging with time. The palate is structured with fine substances and grip, a twist of sour lemon and quite a long, lingering saline finish. This could turn into one of J-A Ferret’s best 2020s.
The 2019 Pouilly-Fuissé Tête de Cru Clos des Prouges is lovely, mingling aromas of citrus oil, pear, fresh bread, green apple and nutmeg in an inviting bouquet. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and elegantly muscular, its enveloping attack segues into a bright, precise finish.