Domaine Ferret Pouilly-Fuissé Tête de Cru Les Perrières 2019, Burgundy, France

Situated in the heart of Fuissé, Domaine Ferret has long been a producer of top Pouilly-Fuissé cuvées. 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 Fuissé.The 1-hectare les Perrières vineyard lies just above the Le Clos parcel, halfway up the slope. Les Perrières faces southeast and is somewhat steeper than Le Clos. The vines are an average of 35 years old. The soil is derived from alluvial deposits and consists of deep silt and clay. The top layers, which are moderate in depth, are littered with stones on the surface (calcite and flint) over a meter-thick layer of limestone marl, and the subsoil features streaks of limestone and limestone marl. Tasting Note: Opens with floral and spice notes on the nose and palate. A generous, creamy mouthfeel complements a nice ripeness and intense richness. The wine is ample, smooth and well balanced, with a vivid, spicy finish. With age, it will gain in richness and fully reveal itself.