Domaine Pouilly, Pouilly-Fuissé ‘Au Clos’ Burgundy 2019

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Domaine Pouilly (Vincent Besson) Pouilly-Fuissé ‘Au Clos’, Burgundy 2019

Pouilly-Fuissé is the most distinguished wine appellation in the Mâconnais, making rich, full-bodied white Burgundy from Chardonnay in four communes: Chaintré, Fuissé, Solutré-Pouilly and Vergisson.

Everything about Vincent Besson’s Pouilly-Fuissé ‘Au Clos’ 2018 is old-fashioned, from the gorgeous label to the golden colours and the round palette, to the nine-month ageing in oak and traditional vinification processes. It is tough to get hold of in the UK as it is barely exported at all with the French restaurant trade keeping almost all the wine.  

Vincent Besson is one of the area’s most renowned producers. The terroir supports a harmonious fulfilment of the ripeness of the grape and lets rich aromas develop, with hints of hazelnuts and toasted almonds. Rich, full of sap and fragrant, Pouilly-Fuissé should be powered and flavourful.