2017 Pouilly-Fuissé in magnum from Domaine J.A. FerretFriday, September 27
We have just returned from Burgundy where we have been tasting the new 2018 vintage from barrel. More on that next week. For now, we want to tell you about a parcel of magnums of the delicious 2017 Pouilly-Fuissé from leading grower Domaine J.A. Ferret.
We made a point of calling here on Wednesday, on our way from Lyon to the Côte d'Or. Winemaker Audrey Braccini is making great strides in elevating this domaine which has been at the heart of the village of Fuissé since the middle of the 19th Century.
Expect great things to come in the next couple of years as she explores the various, complex terroirs which she now vinifies individually. In the meantime, at the domaine, we spotted an irresistible parcel of magnums which we snapped up immediately.
These can be shipped in time for Christmas (there, we said it). Great value at just £44 each in bond, rich but fresh and energetic white burgundy with the added sunshine of the Maconnais, this is perfect for parties and gatherings.
Offered in cases of 3 magnums, in bond, available November 2019.
2017 Pouilly Fuisse, Domaine J.A. Ferret (Magnums)
Bright in the glass with no suggestion of heavy oak influence. Delicate spice and floral notes on the nose, with beautifully balanced acidity on the palate keeping the Maconnais richness in check. Audrey says the granitic soils influence the impression of freshness. Pear and apple fruits, with lots of citrus freshness and a rounded mid-palate, excellent. RKL
"Audrey Braccini has made a range of impressive wines in 2017. This is a cuvée of 30 parcels, including six premiers crus, combining lightly wooded and stainless-steel-fermented lots. Spicy patisserie aromas lead you into a palate of pears and waxed lemons supported by good acidity. Drinking Window 2019 - 2024. 92 points." Tim Atkin MW Nov 2018