Pouilly-Fuissé 2012 - Wine



A blend of the best parcels from Fuissé's amphitheatre.

Vineyards' age

From 10 to 35 years old.


Limestone and clay.

Vinification and maturing

Half the wine is aged in lined concrete tanks and half in oak. No new oak used - instead 2nd to 5th use barrels.


The wine shows great balance between weight and freshness, with elegance derived from seamless minerality. Layers of subtle fruit notes combine stone fruits, acacia flowers and spiced hazelnut butter. The finish is long, intense and spicy. A wine whose balance permits it to age gracefully.

Wine and food pairing

Shellfish and molluscs, seafood risotto, grilled or pan-fried fish, veal cutlets with creamy sauces, goat's cheeses and hard cow's milk cheeses.

The vintage

The weather of 2012 tested our patience, we fully used all our strength and experience to overcome the weather challenge that was facing us but overall and with a nice weather 180° turn around during the final months, we are extremely please with the quality of the wine and the quality of vintage. February came with a strong frost episode, even if the frost was not as spectacular as the 1956 one, it brought a harshness that lasted for about 20 days. Winter ended with a drought which started a few months earlier. Within the first days of April, the year presented itself as being one of the most precocious vegetative cycle of the past 25 years. But then some rain and cooler temperatures slow down the process. In May and June, the mild temperatures came back allowing the vines growing cycle to start again in a normal way again. In July and August, under hot temperatures, we got the right amount of rain coming especially through a few thunderstorms. September was sunny, dry and rather hot. On the big majority of our parcels we could see right the way a possible harvest volume reduced by half with some small bunches and few berries per bunches. Harvest started on September 13th under a beautiful weather. We duplicated what we did with 2011 by harvesting a little earlier than usual in order to keep some freshness and a greater balance. Using our new site of vinification, we were able to vinified with great care the small harvest and we were proud to see the benefits of our new winemaking facility gravitation system right the way. The wines will be extremely balanced, vivid, velvety and intense. Finally, we will have great wines with a very good structure, full with a lot of suavity and greatly balanced. They will age well and could be cellared for a very long time.

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