The stony soils of the Vergisson Vineyards provide the beautiful acidity, elegance and minerality, while the clay soils in the Fuisse vineyard give the wine its full-bodied structure and generous fruit character. The wine is vinified separately in small oak barrels. The wines are then blended by Vincent to achieve a well-balanced Pouilly Fuisse, combining all the wonderful characteristics of the different terroirs.
|Wine maker notes
|The JJ Vincent Pouilly-Fuisse Cuvee Marie Antoinette isa tribute to Jean Jacques Vincents mother; Marie Antoinette Vincent. The wine is sourced from several parcels including young vines from the Chateau Fuisse vineyards of Le Clos, Les Brules and Le Combettes as well as several non-domaine yet family owned parcels throughout the appellation.
Cuvee Marie Antoinette is created with a fresh, youthful profile in mind. The grapes are vinified in stainless steel tank with only about 25% of the total blend seeing any time in oak. The resulting wine is pleasing, refreshing and crisp on the palate.
|Chateau Fuisse has defined the Pouilly-Fuisse appellation; as important to the understanding of Burgundy as Chablis.
Chateau Fuisse dates back to 1604 and has been in the Vincent family for five generations. Each generation has added land, increased quality and enhanced the worldwide recognition of the chateau and today under direction of Jean-Jacques Vincent and his son Antoine Chateau Fuisse has reached the pinnacle of quality in the region with wines rivaling the more famous appellations of Puligny Montrachet, Chassagne Montrachet and Meursault to the north.
The chateau owns more than 80 acres, each planted with Chardonnay covering four appellations in Pouilly-Fuisse, Saint Veran, Macon-Villages and Macon-Fuisse. The most famous vineyards of Les Brulees, Les Combettes and Le Clos surround the chateau are bottled as specific cuvees to showcase their unique terroir.
Chateau Fuisse also produces quality driven wines sourced mainly from family-owned properties in the Macon and Beaujolais under the Vincent Signature label. Each of these wines is produced with the same care and expertise as the domaine bottlings.