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
Aromas of musky peach, orange oil and citrus blossom introduce the 2018 Pouilly-Fuissé, a medium to full-bodied wine that's supple and satiny, with a pretty core of fruit, racy acids and a mineral finish. Bright and precise despite its demonstrative fruit tones, it's already showing well.
91 points, Wine Advocate (May 2020)
The 2018 Pouilly-Fuissé is generous, open-knit and inviting. Apricot, tangerine oil and light tropical accents give the 2018 lovely immediacy to match its forward, supple personality. The 2018 is nicely done, and perhaps more importantly, a terrific example of what Pouilly-Fuissé should be all about. The 2018 is not super complex, but it is incredibly delicious.
89 points, Vinous (October 2020)
Mellow creaminess on the nose of this wine promises smoothness. The palate delivers with notions of Mirabelle plum bedded on a yeasty, vanilla-scented midpalate. Juicy freshness underlines the roundness.
89 points, Wine Enthusiast (January 2020)