Chateau Fuissé's Téte de Cru is a blend of over 20 prime vineyard sites throughout the appellation of Pouilly-Fuissé. Plots in Pouilly, with a high limestone proportion, contribute intense perfume yet more delicacy in the mouth. Those in Fuisse, where clay is more prominent, are less aromatic but fuller, more solid and structured. Vines are an average of 30 years old.
"The 2011 Chateau-Fuisse Tete de Cru is a blend of 20 different cuvees from 40 different parcels, sourced from vines over 25 years in age, 30% fermented in tank and the rest in barrel. The nose is tightly coiled with subtle leesy aromas infused with acacia and lemon rind. The palate is well-balanced with a fine thread of acidity, the clayey soils lending the power and thrust on the spice-tinged finish, which retains wonderful elegance."
The Wine Advocate
"A blend from 30 different parcels in the chateau’s vineyards, this is a wine that exhibits all the minerality and texture of Pouilly Fuissé. It also dense fruitiness and a rich character. At this stage, this impressive wine is showing youthful exuberance, so give it 3–4 years to broaden out. after which it will show more of the full, ripe flavors."
"Lemon, apple and light spice flavors show a minerally seashore accent that adds a sense of place. This is balanced and fresh, stretching out on the long, languid finish."