Domaine des Deux Roches Pouilly-Fuissé ‘Feuille de Vigne’ Reserve 2020
Collovray & Terrier Pouilly Fuisse ‘Feuille de Vigne’ has a deep gold colour. Opens with intense brioche notes before evolving towards hints of stone fruits, flowers and minerals. The light to medium-bodied palate is complex with flavours of green apple, citrus, creamy oak notes and a mineral austerity that perseveres into an impressive finish.
100% Chardonnay. The fruit comes from three different parcels in the hamlets of Pouilly, Solutré and Fuissé. The vines grow in ideal southeast facing suntraps on the slopes of escarpments in Vergisson. The semi-continental climate of Burgundy and this exposure to sunlight creates the perfect setting for Chardonnay to ripen quickly.
After slow pressing in a pneumatic press, the free-run juice is drained and left to settle at low temperatures before its transference to oak barrels (30% new). Alcoholic fermentation in oak barrels then the wine is left on lees to undergo malolactic fermentation. The wine ages on lees in oak until the following spring.