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2014 Ferret Pouilly Fuisse Les Perrieres

2014 Ferret Pouilly Fuisse Les Perrieres

92 Points Stephen Tanzer
2014 Ferret Pouilly Fuisse Les Perrieres
92 Points Stephen Tanzer

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A superb single vineyard Chardonnay from Pouilly-Fuisse in Burgundy. The special Perrieres expression produces generous, buttery tree fruits and florals framed by proper oak and held up by stoney, live acidity. On a steep slope of rich soils composed of calcite and flint deposits with marl and limestone below, the Perrieres vineyard sits high and facing the gentle morning sun - tempering the Maconnais heat and enhancing the wine's aromatic complexity and age-worthiness. Great now or in a few years, this broad and compelling wine compares to top Burgundy of twice the price.

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$64.99 in mixed 6+ or $72.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Chardonnay

Its Origins

Founded in 1840, Domaine Ferret is located in the heart of the most famous "climats" of the Fuissé amphitheatre. A precise knowledge of the region's most remarkable terroirs forms the basis of the parcel by parcel vinification for which the Domaine is renowned: in particular, the classification of Tête de Cru and Hors Classe were established by Jeanne Ferret. It was entirely down to her that the wines were bottled at the Domaine - at a time when this was certainly not standard practice. Her daughter, Colette, followed in her footsteps, developing the Domaine's reputation for excellence by focusing on the maturation period. When Louis Jadot acquired the 18-hectare property in 2008, its aim was to continue working in the tradition of excellence established by the Ferrets. Today, Audrey Braccini is in charge of maintaining the property's high standards.

What The Critics Say

91-93/100 Vinous, Stephen Tanzer

"Bright lemon-yellow color. Restrained, subtly pungent lemon zest and spice aromas are accompanied by a lightly candied quality. Juicy on the palate but painfully imploded, conveying an exhilarating sugar/acid balance and sexy suggestions of exotic fruits. Very young wine with outstanding energy and cut. Not a particularly salty style but really stimulates the salivary glands; not austere but needs time in the cellar. The highest in octane of these 2014s at 13.8%; this east-facing slope turns to the south and always produces higher alcohol, notes Audrey Braccini."

90-92/100 Burghound, Allen Meadows

"Once again generous but not dominant wood frames the notably riper aromas of various white and yellow orchard fruit scents that possess a pretty floral component. The lush yet energetic medium weight flavors possess excellent size, weight, concentration and power that continues through to the impressively long finish. As is usually the case this is less refined than the Le Clos but it offers even better depth on the lingering finish. Note that this will need a few years to better integrate the wood treatment." Drink 2018+

Parker's Wine Advocate, Neal Martin

"Domaine J.A. Ferret was founded in 1850 and passed through a female line of succession that had the nous to bottle themselves, long before the practice became common. Beaune-based Louis Jadot acquired Ferret in 2008 following the passing of Colette Ferret without heir. Audrey Braccini is the present winemaker and she is doing an excellent job because some of these wines are equal to Jadot's Premier and even Grand Crus."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Burgundy

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2015 - 2023

This Wine Goes Well With

with CHICKEN
with MILD CHEESE
with POULTRY

Taste

3

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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