Chateau Fuisse Tete de Cru Pouilly-Fuisse 2011

Chardonnay from Burgundy, France

$37.99
Item No. 132885
  • white wine
  • RP92
  • WE91
  • WS90
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

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.

Critical Acclaim

"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."
92 Points

"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."
91 Points

"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."
90 Points

Learn About Chateau Fuisse Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Burgundy

The region of Burgundy is the fairytale land of vines. There are stories of kings, conquerors and commoners recounting the seductive effects of a Burgundian wine. Even now, many wine aficionados and lovers will pinpoint their most memorable wine moment at that first taste of an aged Burgundy. Much of this can be related to the terroir of Burgundy. Centuries of winemaking have...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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