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Château du Clos, Pouilly-Fuissé Hommage a Léonard Chandon 2019

White Wine from France - Burgundy
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One of the best Pouilly-Fuissés we buy. This is from the from the heart of the appellation, in the village of Pouilly and from a vineyard named Le Pouilly. The soil is marnes, a type of laminated clay that produces powerful wines with a rich flavour and firm palate. This bottling, from the oldest vines of the Clos – the most ancient planted in 1936, others in the 1950s – has that old-vine concentration of flavour. Old vines produce less but better balanced grapes. So this is opulent and weighty but not heavy. An exceptional wine.
Price: £32.00 Bottle
Price: £384.00 Case of 12
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Code: BU75731

Wine characteristics

  • White Wine
  • 2 - Dry
  • Chardonnay
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2028
  • 13% Alcohol
  • oak used but not v. noticeable
  • Cork, diam
  • Organic

Château du Clos

This is a new producer suggested to us by Frédéric Burrier, who has signed a 20-year agreement to manage the vines, make and distribute the wine.

It was bought by Louis Montpir in 1782, and now the eighth generation, in the form of Jean-François Combier, runs the property. One of the famous names of the family was Léonard Chandon, whose brother married Adélaïde Moët forming the champagne house Moët et Chandon.

The vineyard is a true Clos, a walled vineyard, of 2.95 ha of which 2.70ha is classified Pouilly-Fuissé, with the name of the parcel 'Pouilly'. The remaining 0.25 ha is classified Mâcon Solutré-Pouilly. The sloping vineyard faces east and north-east. Since 2013 the vineyards have been certified organic.

The soil is an interesting limestone-clay mix of a type called marnes, very high in limestone. The oldest vines date from 1936, and the average age is about 40 years old. The wines are aged for about a year in 228-litre barrels, and 3-6 months in tank thereafter. The wines seem to unite the usually contradictory forces of freshness and power in an original and remarkable fashion. 

Two cuvées are normally made. One from the younger vines, labelled Pouilly and one from the oldest vines in the Clos called Hommage a Léonard Chandon. This latter usually only about 3,000 bottles.

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