2015 Domaine J. A. Ferret Pouilly-Fuisse 1.5 L

Year: 2015
Appellation: Macon
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 92
Wine Advocate: 87
Vinous Media: 88-89
Burghound: 90
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
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2017 WINE SPECTATOR TOP 100: #43


"A sleek, stony version, this white exhibits lime blossom, apple, mineral and subtle spice flavors. Energetic, resonating on the long, citrus- and mineral-infused aftertaste. Drink now through 2024. 4,500 cases made. –BS " (WS)

"The 2015 Pouilly Fuisse was more closed than its peers on the nose and needed more encouragement to awake in the glass. The palate is balanced with a terse, citric entry, very linear in style and without the panache and the depth of flavor of its peers on the finish. Maybe it has more to give with bottle age?" (WA)

"(this assemblage of numerous village parcels and multiple soil types is the estate's largest cuvée; scheduled to be bottled at the beginning of October): Lemon-yellow color. Less minerally and more exotic than the Autour de la Roche, offering a strong suggestion of orange juice. Velvety and round but fresh too, delivering good punch to its soft citrus and spice flavors. Winemaker Audrey Braccini noted that this wine actually has higher acidity than its 2014 sibling. Finishes spicy, firm and persistent." (VM)

"A fresh if smoky nose displays mostly notes of pear-liqueur and floral nuances that slide into dense, opulent and exceptionally rich middle weight flavors that coat the mouth with sappy dry extract on the ever-so-slightly warm but persistent and lemony finale. I very much like the depth that really comes up on the sneaky long backend. While this will be approachable young it should also be capable of repaying at least a few years of bottle aging." (BH)

Winery Notes:
The Pouilly-Fuissé is a blend of the best vineyard parcels with 10- to 35-year-old vines from the Fuissé amphitheater, with soils mostly limestone and some clay. Each parcel was vinified separately to ensure the finest expression of the fruit. Half the wine was fermented in enameled tanks and half in two- to four-year-old oak barrels. The wine was aged for 10 months on the lees in French oak barrels, not new, from Tronçais, Vosges and Nevers stave wood.

2015 saw an early harvest as the season started with hot conditions throughout the valley. The harvest began early in September and lasted through October. The grapes we re allowed to reach full maturity, with the fruit containing good acidity and nice aromas. However, due to low water amounts, there were lower yields across the region.

Initially, shows striking aromas of mangoes, papaya and apricots. The vivid attack on the palate is followed by an impression of creamy, supple freshness, with a prolonged finish, and distinct notes of aniseed.

Shellfish and seafood, risotto with seafood, grilled and fried fish. Veal in sauce, goat cheese, cow's milk cheeses and firm dough.