POUILLY-FUISSÉ "PRÉS DES GOURS"
Powerful, incomparable and rare!
A gour initially refers to a “chasm” (from the Latin gurges), but it can be simplified to a simple hole in the ground or in a river, where animals can drink.
This plot is located on a hillside overlooking the Denante, the small river which flows through the village.
Visits and tastings by appointment from Monday to Saturday.
Grape variety: Chardonnay
Surface area of the plots: 25 ares out of the 50 which constitute this exclusive climate
Average vine age: 45 years
Soil: Triassic clay with limestone
Exposure and gradient: southern-facing, 285 to 300 m above sea-level with a 25 à 30 % gradient
Harvest: by hand
Settling: cold static to obtain a slightly turbid juice
Alcoholic Fermentation: in oak barrels of 228 liters (20-25% new wood) the rest in less recent wood, wild yeast
Malo-lactic Fermentation: spontaneous and complete
Aging: in the wine-making container, on its lees for 24 months
Bottling: after 2 years aging and a light filtering
Clear, bright, straw yellow with golden reflections. An intensely complex attack emanating aromas of apricot compote, peach syrup, mango, candied lemon, a touch of acacia honey, spicy aromas of vanilla and cinnamon with a toasted tip finish…
It is concentrated, powerful, cocooned in cream while being superbly carried by a taught perfection.
Aging Potential: ready to drink after bottling but will age beautifully with time
Dish Pairings: “poularde aux morilles”, foie-gras, mushroom risotto, truffles, ceps, etc..
Awards and press review
– Selected for the Cave Prestige of BIVB 2019
– 17/20 Magazine « Bourgogne Aujourd’hui » N°145 (Mars 2019)
– 14,5/20 Magazine « Bourgogne Aujourd’hui » N°130 (July-August 2016)