POUILLY-FUISSÉ "LES CRAYS"
An elegant, distinguished and airy wine
Crays” refer to stony slopes and pebbly soils. This term and its derivatives are the most frequent names of vine terroirs of the Burgundian hillsides.
Premier Cru! (from the 2020 vintage)
Visits and tastings by appointment from Monday to Saturday.
Town: Vergisson, at the foot of the rock just behind Domaine Carrette
Grape variety: Chardonnay
Surface area of the plots: 1 hectare
Average vine age: 35 years
Soil: pebbly, limestone soil formed by landslides from the rock onto marl
Exposure and gradient: 360 to 400m above sea-level with a 30 à 35 % gradient
Harvest: by hand
Settling: cold static to obtain a slightly turbid juice
Alcoholic Fermentation: in oak barrels of 228 liters (10-15% new wood) wild yeast
Malo-lactic Fermentation: spontaneous and complete
Aging: in the wine-making container, on its lees from 10 to 12 months
Bottling: before the following year’s harvest
Straw yellow, clear and bright. The elegant fragrance exudes aromas of white peach, apple compote, citrus zest, white flowers (hawthorn, camomile), with a touch of toasted and sweet spices. On the palate, the wine presents a delicate texture with a lovely freshness.
Aging Potential: drink with 2 to 6 years’ bottle age but you will find a beautiful harmony by keeping it a few more years especially for a cool vintage.
Dish Pairings: white fish in sauce, creamed Bresse chicken, veal “blanquette”
Awards and press review
– 15-16/20 « Revue des Vins de France » N°622 – June 2018
– 2 stars on the Hachette guide 2020
– 16/20 Magazine « Bourgogne Aujourd’hui » N°145 (March 2019)
– 14,5/20 Bettane & Desseauve guide 2018
– 91-92/100 « Vert de Vin Magazine » – June 2018
– 90/100 (Highly Recommended) Decanter Magazine – June 2018
– 17-17,5/20 « Revue des Vins de France » N°612