2020 Domaine Ferret Pouilly Fuisse PC Les Perrieres
A caressing touch, a tasty finish and a fresh texture characterize this emblematic cuvée. A reductive woodsy note suggests a positive aging potential for this cuvée.
This is a blend of the best representative parcels of the Fuissé amphitheatre. Planted between 2017 and 1947, a little more than 70 years separate the youngest vines from the oldest. The average age is 40 years. Interestingly one of the oldest plots used in this cuvée (Les Vernays, planted in 1955) is the source of the massal selection made by the domaine. Within this one cuvée one can find a snapshot of Fuissé's geological complexity.
Burghound.com, 93 points
Here too there is enough wood to merit pointing out setting off the pure, cool and airy aromas of citrus confit, spice and similar essence of pear and apple and petrol. There is a bit more size and weight to the rich and solidly voluminous flavors that possess an attractive mouthfeel that is at once caressing but powerful, all wrapped in a driving, mouthcoating and balanced finish. At least some patience is advised for this youthfully austere effort.
Decanter, 92 points
Beautiful lemony fruit, with mineral notes and bright aromas of acacia flowers. On the palate the texture is silky and lively, but there is a pleasant creamy edge to give balance. First-rate Chardonnay. This cuvée is a blend of many parcels over 9.5ha. The grapes were picked at 13% potential alcohol and fermented in stainless steel tanks, with a large percentage of the lees to give it more body - more were used in 2020 than ever before. After fermentation, the wine was aged in used tanks.
Vinous, 92 points
The 2020 Pouilly-Fuissé Les Perrières 1er Cru, which comes from more clay soils, matured in 25% new oak, is finely-tuned on the nose, well-defined with citrus peel, yellow plum and light honeysuckle scents, a hint of chamomile emerging with time. The palate is well-balanced with a fine spine of acidity, one of more "nutty" cuvées from Ferret with a fine touch of bitterness lending tension on the finish. Fine. (NM)
France, Burgundy, Mâconnais, Pouilly-Fuissé
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