Guffens-Heynen Pouilly-Fuisse CC 2020


“Guffens has tended to blend his holdings in En Carmentrant and La Côte with his later press fractions to produce a more approachable, demonstrative wine; so it is worth emphasizing that this is not the case this year, for the 2020 Pouilly-Fuissé C. C. contains no press wine. “I never saw such beautiful grapes,” he observes, and he wanted to see how far they could go. Exhibiting notions of orchard and stone fruit mingled with white flowers, beeswax and citrus zest, the wine is full-bodied, layered and racy, with a gourmand core of fruit that’s underpinned by bright acids. It’s the finest rendition of this cuvée to date—and in reality, it’s an entirely different style of wine.” 92-94 points, William Kelley, The Wine Advocate

We’re back to two Cs this year—last year it was called Pouilly-Fuissé C.C.C. and included fruit from Les Crays, which is now classified as 1er Cru. So, the 2020 is a blend of fruit from two 40- to 50-year-old parcels on the steep, chalky western slope of the Roche de Vergisson, in the vineyards of La Côte and En Carmentrant. The Carmentrant terroir shares many similarities with its neighbour Les Crays, including its high altitude (around 350 meters) and the nature of the soils, which are studded with reddish limestone pebbles. The south-facing vines here account for the fleshy texture in the glass. For its part, the terroir of La Côte—which sits directly below the majestic rock—faces north-east and offers high, balancing acidity and cool, mineral line. No press wine was included this vintage.

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