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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Chateau Fuisse Pouilly-Fuisse Vieilles Vignes 2003
Chateau Fuisse Pouilly-Fuisse Vieilles Vignes 2003
(search item no. 87465)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2011 Burghound.com rating: 93 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Blended from 10 plots of vines, all over 30 years of age, with most planted in 1929, this is Château Fuissé's ultimate cuvée, and the one intended to have the most longevity. In 2003, it's incredibly rich and honeyed, with notes of grilled nuts balanced by fresh peach and melon flavors. Long on the finish. Drink now through 2015."
- Joe Czerwinski, Wine Enthusiast, November 2005
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About Chateau Fuisse:

A 15th Century tower flanks Chateau Fuisse, a family home whose history is evidenced by a number of 300 year old artifacts and adornment. The estate of Chateau Fuisse includes vines exceeding 60 years of age that are vinified and bottled separately as Vieilles Vignes -a remarkably powerful, intense Chardonnay with aging capability of up to 15 years or more in bottle. The "normal" Chateau Fuisse is also a selection from older vines at least 25 years of age, and as a rule is focused and concentrated, rich yet very firmly held together. From the estate, three further bottlings come from individual plots or climates: Le Clos, a profound, powerful Chardonnay from the dense clay enclosure behind the chateau; Les Combettes, a superbly aromatic wine of great finesse from a very stony calcareous clay slope; and Les Brules, a south facing slope "burnt" by the sun. All the wines bearing the chateau label are barrel fermented in various oaks. The current owner and winemaker is Jean-Jacques Vincent, great-grandson of the founder, now assisted by his daughter Benedicte. A professor of enology, Jean-Jacques is as alert to modern innovations as he is loyal to proven traditional methods.