Pouilly-Fuissé has an emerald-golden hue. It is usually very brilliant. The bouquet is seductive : floral and fruity with a dominance of ripe fruit and fresh almonds.
After some time in the bottle, Pouilly-Fuissé develops a lovely, complex bouquet. On the palate, the wine is round and dry. As such, it is a nice expression of the Chardonnay.
The area of production of this famous appellation is South of Mâcon.
This is where the contours of the hills become more marked, the cliffs of Vergisson and Solutré forming an impressive back-drop. The vineyards completely blanket the slopes and are located on "cirques", facing East and South-East, at 250 to 350 meters above sea-level (750 to 1 050 feet). The soil is a mixture a clay and chalk from the Jurassic era.
The geographical area comprises the villages of Fuissé, Solutré, Vergisson and Chaintré.
The only grape variety used there is the Chardonnay.
Every year, Robert DROUHIN makes a careful selection of several cuvées of Pouilly-Fuissé. Brought to the winery in Beaune, the wine matures in the cellars before being bottled in the Spring.
|The wine should be served at 12 to 14oC. It goes well with shellfish, fish, quenelles, white meats in creamy sauce, poultry and sweetbreads.
|In 1880, Joseph Drouhin, who was from the Chablis region originally, chose the city of Beaune to found the business that bears his name. Over the years and with each generation, the vineyard estate grew. At the same time, the founder’s passionate search for excellence and knowledge was handed down like a family heirloom; Maison Joseph Drouhin continues to ensure this valuable family heritage.
Dedication to the diversity of Burgundy has always been the sole focus and vocation of Maison Joseph Drouhin, as
vineyards - mostly premier and grand crus - were acquired in all major areas.
Out of firm conviction, Drouhin has adopted a biological and biodynamic approach to viticulture. Listening to nature: from vine to glass, at every step in the elaboration of the wine, a profound respect and deference to nature prevails.
From its very beginning, Maison Joseph Drouhin has aimed for an ideal of perfection and elegance. The style of Joseph
Drouhin combines balance, harmony and character, providing infinite pleasure.
Thanks to its open-minded world view, Joseph Drouhin introduces the best of Burgundy to all continents. Its active
presence in many countries is the surest proof of its desire to get acquainted and understand other cultures and styles of living.