Meet The Winemakers
Château de Fuissé has always been the leader in Pouilly-Fuissé and indeed many vintages are more like the expensive whites from further north in Meursault and Chassagne. Located in Maconnais, southern Burgundy, Château-Fuissé was founded in 1862 and remains in the hands of Famille Vincent. Antoine, the fifth generation, has been the winemaker and General Manager since 2003.
The Château de Fuissé—located in the heart of the eponymously named village—is a true family home, rich in history, from its 15th-century pentagonal tower to its Renaissance stone porch dating back to 1604.
The family’s 40 hectares of vineyards are draped across some of the best terroir of southern Burgundy and Beaujolais spanning five appellations, including:
- Pouilly-Fuissé : 25 hectares/62 acres;
- Saint-Véran : 8 hectares/20 acres;
- Mâcon-Villages : 3 hectares/7.5 acres;
- Mâcon-Fuissé : 1 hectare/2.5 acres;
- Bourgogne-Blanc : 0.5 hectares/1.2 acres;
- Juliénas : 3 hectares.
The climate is temperate continental, with cold winters and warm summers that gently ripens the grapes. The family’s vineyards are planted solely the white Chardonnay grape in Burgundy and the red Gamay variety in Beaujolais.
Famille Vincent farm their land with sustainable practices and respect to nature. Antoine Vincent’s focus is on producing grapes that best express his terroir with a balance between natural ripeness, concentration and mineral freshness. He utilises high-quality French oak barrels and stainless steel vats in the winery.
These are sublime Chardonnay’s, complex and full flavoured and marked with the Château's renowned minerality. They are also some of the most keenly priced fine Burgundies being made today.
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