At the heart of Fuissé since 1840

 

A detailed identification of the very best terroirs is the basis for vinification focused on individual parcels, a concept that helped spread the fame of the domaine far and wide. This classification, established by Jeanne Ferret, saw the creation of the 'Tête de Cru' and 'Hors Classe' cuvées.


Another of her early initiatives was the domaine bottling of the wines, which was not the norm at the time. Her daughter, Colette, continued working in the same vein, and also put in place a focus on the maturation of the wines.

 

When Maison Louis Jadot acquired the 18-hectare property in 2008, the aim was to continue to work along the lines established by the Ferret family. Audrey Braccini is the guardian of its traditions.

Audrey Braccini


Originally from Lorraine, Audrey Braccini has made Fuissé's amphitheatre her home, much as Jeanne Ferret did when she moved there from her birthplace in Charolais.

 

With a degree in agricultural and alimentary engineering, Audrey completed her education with a postgraduate Masters in Vine and Wine and an Enological Diploma at Montpellier's SupAgro College. She began working in Beaujolais, where she spent time exploring the many facets of Fleurie's Gamay. In 2008, Maison Louis Jadot asked her to take the helm at Domaine Ferret. Audrey's painstaking, precise attention to detail is what has helped the Chardonnays of this Pouilly-Fuissé property to continue to shine. In her sensitivity to precision, she walks in the footsteps of the women who preceded her at the domaine.

 

The mother of two small children, she likes to read them bedtime stories and to share her enjoyment of good home cooking with them. The proximity of the Alps allows her to ski as often as possible and assuages her desire to travel, albeit not to distant countries - she prefers to travel on skis rather than in the skies. Having said that, she loves the Irish countryside and the vineyards of Piedmont, her favourite overseas destinations.



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