Domaine Ferret Pouilly Fuisse Hors Class Tournant de Pouilly is a white wine made from grapes sourced from Ferret’s prized Tournant de Pouilly vineyard in the Maconnais. It is one of the most highly regarded “climats” of Piully Fuisse.
Domaine J A Ferret is located in the heart of the village of Fuissé in the Maconnais wine-growing subregion of southern Burgundy. Domaine Ferret can trace its history back to its foundation in 1840, way before the official creation of the Pouilly Fuisse AOC in 1936. Jeanne Ferret was responsible for establishing their Tete de Cru and Hors Classes wines, single parcel wines from the best vineyard sites that the domaine has become renowned for. After World War II, she was also responsible for moving from bulk wine production to bottling the wines at the Domaine at a time when this was not the done thing. Domaine Ferret remained in the Ferret family until 2008 when the domaine was acquired by Louis Jadot. The current winemaker is Audrey Braccini who continues the uninterrupted tradition of women winemakers right back to 1840.
Domaine Ferret’s Tournant de Pouilly vineyard comprises some 2.5 acres and is situated on an east-facing slope. Old vines of an average 60 years old are planted along a narrow band of pearly slabs of fossilized oyster shells that twist their way between Fuissé and Pouilly, which give this wine a linear, mineral character. There is deep, limestone-rich silt and clay containing a few stones, as well. Fermentation takes place in oak barrels, of which 20% are new, and is followed by a period of six months’ aging on fine lees.
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