Domaine Ferret Pouilly-Fuisse Cuvee Hors-Classe Tournant de Pouilly Premier Cru 2021, Burgundy, France

Situated in the heart of Fuissé, Domaine Ferret has long been a producer of top Pouilly-Fuisse cuvees. The estate was managed by the Ferret family from its founding in 1840 until it was purchased by Louis Jadot in 2008. As the first domaine to begin bottling on the estate, and with its long-standing focus on vinifying each parcel separately, Domaine Ferret has played a key role in defining the quality of the region. Its wines, which are made from Chardonnay grapes grown in vineyards located in the heart of the property, express both the diversity and the purity of Pouilly. Situated in the northern Fuissé region, bordering on the hamlet of Pouilly, the Tournant de Pouilly vineyard of just under one hectare lies on an east-facing slope. Old vines of an average 50 years old are planted along a narrow band of pearly slabs of fossilized oyster shells that twist their way between Fuisse and Pouilly, which give this wine a linear, mineral character. There is deep, limestone-rich silt and clay containing a few stones, as well. Fermentation takes place in oak barrels, of which 20% are new, and is followed by a period of six months aging on fine lees. Tasting Note: Aromas of grilled almonds and lime-leaf tea with wax notes precede rich, lush stone fruit flavors on the palate, with precise minerality. With a long, intense finish, this wine can age for 10-15 years.