Domaine Ferret Pouilly-Fuisse Tete de Cru Les Perrieres Premier Cru 2021, Burgundy, France

Region: Maconnais. Appellation: Pouilly-Fuisse. Grape variety: Chardonnay. Situation: The 1.15-hectare Les Perrières vineyard is situated to the south of the amphitheatre, on mid-slope just beneath the parcel of Le Clos. Exposed south-south-east, the slope here is steeper than it is on the Clos. Age of the vines: The vineyard, which was planted in 1972-1974, is about to celebrate its 50th birthday. Soil: The soil, which is derived from alluvial deposits, consists of a mix of deep silt and clay containing few stones. The subsoil features streaks of limestone and limestone marls, while the top layers, which are moderate in depth, are littered with stones on the surface. Vinification: Fermentations and ageing take place in casks of which 25% of cask new, 75% of cask from 1 to 3 wines for 10 months. Then the ageing ends in stainless steel tank always with all their lees for another 7 months. Bottling took place at the end of March 2022. Tasting: Always the raciest cuvee! The delicate nose intensifies after some opening time and reveals lemon aroma, zest and verbena. Its mouth, both tense and dense, is tasty.