POUILLY-FUISSÉ "PRÉS DES GOURS"

Powerful, exceptional and rare

A gour initially designates a « gulf » (from the Latin gurges), but it can be reduced to a simple hole in the ground or in a river, where the animals can drink.
This plot is located on a hillside overlooking the Denante, a small river running through the village.

Visits and tasting by appointment from Monday to Saturday. Please, make an appointment here.

Vines

Commune: Vergisson
Type of vine: Chardonnay
Surface of the plot: 25 ares out of the 50 in this confidential climate
Average age of the vines: 45 years old
Soil: clays of the Trias with presence of limestone
Exposure and slope: South, from 385 to 300 meters of altitude, from 25 to 30% of slope

Vinification

Grape harvesting: manual
Pressing: pneumatic
Racking: static, cold to obtain very slightly turbid juices
Alcoholic fermentation: in 228 liters oak casks of which 20 to 25% new wood (the rest in recent wood). Local yeast
Malolactic fermentation: full and spontaneous
Aging: in the winemaking container, on lees, for 24 months
Bottling: after 2 years of aging and a light filtration

Tasting

Its color is limpid and brilliant, straw yellow with golden reflections. The nose is very intense and complex, with aromas of apricot compote, peach with syrup, mango, candied lemon, a touch of acacia honey, spicy aromas of vanilla and cinnamon, a toasty touch… The mouth is concentrated, powerful, unctuous but supported by a beautiful tension.
Storage time: may be drunk as soon as bottled, but will age harmoniously for years.
Drink with: chicken with morels, foie gras, mushroom risotto (truffle, porcini mushrooms …)

Awards and press review

2016 vintage:
– Cave Prestige du BIVB 2019 Selection
– 17/20 Bourgogne Aujourd’hui Magazine N°145 (March 2019)

2015 vintage:
– 14,5/20 Bourgogne Aujourd’hui Magazine N°130 (July-August 2016)