The grapes for this wine were grown on clay and limestone soils in the south of Burgundy. The old-vine vineyards here, planted in the late 1950s, are elevated at between 250m and 500m and provide this wine with both maturity and freshness. The grapes are hand-picked and gravity processed as whole bunches before cold (8°C) fermentation. Most of the wine (60%) is aged on lees in second and older-use oak barrels (Allier) for 15 months with some lees-stirring.
'This is high-end Pouilly-Fuissé, and the vineyards, which total 4.2 hectares, are ideally situated in the shadow of Roche du Solutre. The domaine was purchased in 2017 by the Parinet family of Château du Moulin-à-Vent. (The wines) are very fine expressions of white Burgundy, with lovely texture and mouthfeel.' Jamie Goode, Wine Anorak, October 2018
'Blend of seven sites. Fermented in tank. Bottled December 2018. Impressive intensity for a village wine, lots of bright citrus and freshness. Pure fruited and well sustained with a stony, mouth-watering aftertaste. Good Value.'
16 points, Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com, January 2019.
The 2017 Pouilly-Fuissé opens in the glass with an attractive bouquet of confit citrus, Anjou pear and blanched almonds. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and fleshy, with ripe acids, a nicely concentrated core of fruit and good tension at the core despite its expressive profile.
92 points, Wine Advocate (August 2019)
The 2017 Pouilly-Fuissé is matured half in stainless steel and half in barrel. There is a strong oyster shell, marine influence on the nose that is very attractive. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, good salinity with a twist of sour lemon on the finish. This delivers everything you want from a Pouilly-Fuissé and if you can resist its charms it should give several years of drinking pleasure.
90 points, Vinous (May 2020)
This refreshing wine offers hints of apricot and melon, with attractive spiciness. The wine's ripeness is pushing it forward to drinkability, so wait until early 2021.
89 points, Wine Enthusiast (January 2019)