Terroir: One of the three monopole bottlings of Chateau Fuissé, the vineyard of Les Combettes covers just 4.4 acres within the village of Fuissé. Vines are densely planted in a well drained soil made up primarily of limestone, pebbles and small amounts of clay.
Vinification: The grapes are brought to the state-of-the-art winery where they are sorted and placed in barrel for fermentation. The must rests in the cellars of Chateau Fuissé for 12 months in used oak barrels (3 to 5 years old). To retain it's vibrant acidity no new oak is used in this cuvée.
Score: 92 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
Ripe and creamy, this white delivers peach, apple and lemon flavors, shaded by honey, vanilla and spice notes. Finishes with a hint of graphite. Drink now through 2024
Score: 93 PointsWine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
This is one of a trio of single-vineyards bottlings from this producer. It comes from the village of Fuisse and is situated in a small valley. Elegant and perfumed, the touch of wood aging enhances the white-fruit flavor. The aftertaste is juicy while also ripe. Drink from 2017
"In the Macon region at the southern end of Burgundy quality is higher than ever. This bright, precise wine from a tiny plot tantalizes with lemon and smoke. The chateaus Tete de Cru ($30) has some of the same finesse."
"(from a cool, east/northeast-facing 1.5-hectare parcel next to the Vincents' tiny plot of Perrires; Vincent notes that the very light, poor, limestone soil here is "not classic for Fuiss"): Bright, light lemon color. Crystallized lemon peel and pungent minerals on the nose. Shapelier than the Marie-Antoinette but also has lovely density of fruit; Vincent describes this wine as austere but I find an inviting ripe apple quality and considerable finesse. Fine-grained, round and long on the aftertaste. Vincent uses no new oak for this wine because he wants to respect its minerality and finesse."
"Here the nose is quite ripe with an expressive array of compote of white orchard fruit that is trimmed in just enough wood to notice. The round middle weight flavors possess a suave, even plush, mouth feel that possess better concentration before culminating in a sappy and moderately complex finish where the wood telegraphed by the nose reappears."
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