Pouilly-Fuissé Tête de Cru Les Perrières 2019
Creamy honeysuckle aromas and a vivid palate show a pleasing balance between depth of flavour and richness, and a long ripe rich finish revealing notes of gingerbread and flowers. A wine that will keep and develop beautifully over time.
Domaine Ferret is situated at the heart of the village of Fuissé and has long been a producer of some of the appellation's top cuvées. Founded in 1840, it was the first Domaine to begin bottling at the property shortly after the Second World War. Furthermore, the focus on vinifying each parcel of vines separately from a relatively early date allowed Ferret's owners to identify the top climates (vineyard zones).
A season of extreme summer temperatures and one of the hottest and sunniest on record which led to lower yields. However, whilst yields are low, the quality and concentration is outstanding, with wines of great character.
Made from a single 2ha vineyard planted on limestone soil, where a third of the vines were planted in 2006, a third in 1986 and a third in 1956. Fermentation and ageing took place in barrels: a third in new barrels, a third in one year old barrel and a third in 2 years old barrels over 9 months. Ageing is then finished in stainless steel tanks on fine lees over a 5 month span.