Domaine Ferret, Pouilly-Fuissé Tête de Cru Perrières, France, 2016

£49.95

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Varied geology and poor soil make the Pouilly-Fuisse region of the Maconnais a bit of a minefield in terms of quality. But when you find a belter, like what we have here, you know you are on to winner. This is a proper wine. Family owned since the 1840s, Domaine Ferret produce this Chardonnay from a single-vineyard, from vines around 35-40 years old. Also, check out that packaging. Fabulous.

Nose

White flowers. Pineapple. Peaches & cream.

Palate

Peach. Pear. Red apple. Orange peel. Vanilla. Delicious.

 

“Charming, elegant wines, accessible yet with good structure; frost reduced yields in some vineyards” – Wine Spectator