Domaine La Soufrandise, Pouilly-Fuisse Clos Marie, 2020
Region: Pouilly-Fuisse, Burgundy, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 100% Chardonnay
Notes: Vegetarian, vegan, sustainable
The nose opens with concentrated aromas of tropical fruits and white flowers, with more subtle nuances of honeysuckle. The palate is fresh with crisp acidity and flavours of green apple.
The Pouilly-Fuissé ‘Clos Marie’ is a walled single vineyard, located just next to the cellar. The Chardonnay vines are 31-53 years old, producing beautifully concentrated fruit. The vines are Guyot trained and are planted on clay and limestone soils. Nicolas practices sustainable viticulture in the vineyards.
The Melin family have owned Domaine la Soufrandise, which is located in the heart of Fuissé, since the 1850s. When the lease ran out in 1986, Nicolas Melin and his wife Françoise decided to take over the domaine with no previous winemaking or viticulture experience. Nicolas learnt on the job while studying oenology at Dijon on the side. Today Nicolas is the 6th generation of the Melin family to run the estate. His attitude towards biodiversity and meticulous attention to detail, which stem from his background in engineering and forestry, have resulted in a switch to sustainable vineyard management.