Thibert Pouilly Fuisse Vieilles Vignes (750ml)
You’ll find Domaine Thibert next to the village square in Fuissé, a village with some 300 inhabitants right in the heart of the Pouilly-Fuissé appellation in the south of the Mâconnais area. Pouilly-Fussié is one of Burgundy’s largest village appellations, covering 757 hectares with an average annual production of 49, 930 hectolitres.
Belonging to families of winegrowers for 7 generations, Andree and Rene Thibert created their own estate in 1967. Now their children, Sandrine and Christophe, have taken over the estate which comprises 28 hectares that spreads over the southern Maconnais. The vineyard is cultivated using sustainable agriculture methods to respect both the soil and the vines.
Lime, pear and mango on the nose. Good attack: concentrated, fresh and stylish, showing weight without heaviness or flab. Graceful, with some oak on the long finish.
This particular cuvee is sourced from 60 year old vines and perfectly balances what I like in my glass of Chardonnay – minerality with a hefty backbone of rich ripe fruit. Think peaches and cream.