Prestige Mâconnais from one of the five climats from which the wine comes – Fuissé, Solutré-Pouilly, Vergisson and Chaintré. The fruit for this wine is sourced from 75-year-old (average) vines in the village of Pouilly. Fermentation and aging take place entirely in Burgundy oak barrels, a quarter of which is new wood. A tense, complex and racy Pouilly-Fuissé displaying an array of market-fresh orchard fruit.
"This offers a nice array of ripe melon and pear with a light note of peach, too. The palate has quite a succulent edge and is nicely weighted and balanced. Gently savory, biscuity finish."
91 points, jamessuckling.com (February 2019)
"A cool and restrained nose somewhat reluctantly offers up notes of lemongrass, petrol, green apple and a whisper of oak toast. The racy, intense, delineated and more obviously mineral-inflected flavors also exhibit fine length if once again somewhat limited depth though I do like the clean, dry and very refreshing finish."
89 points, Allen Meadows, Burghound, June 2019.
"From 55 to 95 year old vines in Pouilly itself. All made in barrel. Faint yellow touch, still quite a strict nose with tension rather than overtly sunny. More weight, apples, yellow plums, on the palate, then some acidity."
89 points, Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy, November 2018.
Pierre Meurgey’s winery is situated in Davayé, in the heart of the Mâcon region. Ferments and ageing take place in tanks, 400 or 600 litres barrels or in 228-litre oak barrels depending on the appellation. The latter is used for his Pouilly-Fuissé. His attention to detail, discernment and commitment to making wines by climat, all feed his desire to produce wine of purity and freshness.
Pierre Meurgey, a fourth-generation winemaker, has been completely immersed in the world of Burgundy for more than half a century. Producing white wines from Mâconnais under his By Meurgey-Croses and red wines from the Côte d'Or under this By Pierre Meurgey label.
His commitment to and belief in the potential of the wines of Mâcon, and Uchizy in particular, is personal in nature. His mother, Marie-Thérèse Croses was born in Mâcon and family house can be found in the village of Uchizy.
Pierre’s great grandfather started the family business in Beaune. Joseph-Ernest Meurgey-Perron began trading wine at the end of the 19th century and his son (Ernest) and grandson (Henri) followed suit in the wine trade managing estates and working as growers and winemakers in Burgundy. Pierre Meurgey continues the family tradition with a bright future ahead.