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2016 Ferret Pouilly Fuisse Chardonnay

2016 Ferret Pouilly Fuisse Chardonnay

90 Points John Caro
2016 Ferret Pouilly Fuisse Chardonnay
90 Points John Caro

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Among the best village Pouilly-Fuisse being made. Domaine Ferret offers a Burgundy Chardonnay with a harmony, weight and minerality that punches well above its price. From limestone-rich soils under the Macon's famous Solutre escarpment, this label offers a balanced picture of this superb estate's potential -- which rivals the best of the Cote de Beaune for a fractional price.

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$54.99 in mixed 6+ or $61.99 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

Vinous, Stephen Tanzer

"(from parcels in Fuissé; 50% aged in barrels of two to five years of age): Pale, bright yellow. Inviting scents of orange zest, lemon and spices. The palate offers an attractive amalgam of juicy acidity and slightly exotic citrus zest character. The lightly saline finish shows a light touch. Incidentally, Braccini told me that her 2016s typically have 4.2 or 4.3 grams per liter of acidity, "about the same as the 2015s.""

wine-pages.com, Tom Cannavan (2013)

"Audrey thinks that maintaining the female touch at Ferret is more than just a romantic notion: "A women has a touch for precision, for winemaking that is extremely detailed - that was Madame Ferret's gift, and what I think a woman brings"...I could see that precision that Audrey says is at the core of her work. These are beautiful white Burgundies: ultra fresh and delicate, yet with substance and power. Her vineyard material is superb, with an average age of 35 years but parcels of 60-year-old vines too, and the new winery allows the detail that she is seeking. Some pear-droppy ferment aromas at first, but swirling reveals a lovely nuttiness and Cox's Pippin fruit, very clean and fresh. On the palate the oak is much more dominant, a lovely juicy orange and lime citrus acidity and purity to the fruit wins out though, in a mouth-filling and structured wine, but one with finesse."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Burgundy

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2023

This Wine Goes Well With

with CHICKEN
with FISH
with PORK

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

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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