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Burgundy 2021 En Primeur: Domaine J.A. Ferret, Pouilly-Fuissé

We will be tasting Ferret's 2021 wines this week and hope to be able to offer them at the end of the week.

 

Ferret also offer their wines in half bottlesmagnums and jeroboams, for a small surcharge, please let us know if this is of interest.

Offered en primeur, stock landing in the UK late autumn 2023.

 

 

Domaine J.A Ferret, Pouilly-Fuissé

Producer Profile

Domaine J.A Ferret, Pouilly-Fuissé

Domaine J.A. Ferret is in the heart of Fuissé itself, with the Ferret family making wine in the village since the 1760s and owning the domaine since 1840.  After the Second World War Madame Jeanne Ferret took the decision to bottle the wines at the domaine, rather than selling them to negociants, a bold move at the time.  She ran the Ferret for over half a century, well into her eighties, and was joined by her daughter Colette in the 1990s.  In 2008 the family sold the estate to Maison Louis Jadot, but it continues to be run as a separate entity.  New investment and a brilliant new winemaker signal the intention to raise the game, both at Ferret and for the appellation as a whole.  Audrey Braccini is making wines with the kind of mineral complexity usually found in the Côte d'Or, but with an added dimension of Maconnais sunshine lending richness to the wines.  Ferret's 18 hectares of vines are spread across many of the best sites in the village.

When we first visited, Audrey pointed out to us that Pouilly-Fuissé has more diversity of terroirs than any other appellation in Burgundy, but this is not reflected in the way that most of the production is bottled and labelled.  There is a long tradition at Ferret of recognising the importance of specific sites and Madame Ferret’s even created her own unofficial classifications of 'Tetes de Cru' and 'Hors Cru Classe' which corresponded (in her eyes) to premier and grand cru.  From the fresh, mineral style of "Les Perrieres" and "Tournant de Pouilly" (on limestone soils) to the richness of "Clos des Prouges", the wines exhibit their terroirs beautifully.  

After many years of lobbying the authorities and after many complex soil studies, the INAO has authorised a premier cru classification in Pouilly-Fuissés, to appear on labels from the 2020 vintage, with a number of Ferret's crus included.  Pouilly-Fuissés first grand cru may take a little longer...but, if and when it does come, it may well be one of Ferret's.  

WHITE 2021 Domaine J.A. Ferret - Pouilly-Fuissé "Clos de Prouges" Tete de Cru 75cl £220 per case of 6 Domaine J.A. Ferret
Pouilly-Fuissé "Clos de Prouges" Tete de Cru
2021 / / 75cl
£220 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"A cool, airy and elegant nose reflects notes of white fleshed fruit, spice and mineral reduction that are trimmed in more discreet wood influence. The rich and nicely concentrated medium weight flavors also possess a highly attractive mouthfeel that carries over to the very dry finish that is both more complex and a bit more persistent as well. 2027+. 91-93 points" Allen Meadows' Burghound

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