Guffens’ longstanding cuvée “C C” gains an additional consonant this year, thanks to the inclusion of his holdings in Les Crays, becoming the 2018 Pouilly-Fuissé Les Trois C., a lovely wine bursting with aromas of lemon rind, wheat toast and confit citrus. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, ample and satiny, with good cut and concentration, concluding with a pure and mouthwatering finish. 90-92+ points, William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
Traditionally this wine (previously called Pouilly-Fuissé C.C) has been 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 La Côte and En Carmentrant vineyards (hence the ‘C.C’ tag). This year sees the addition of a third parcel, Les Crays, so now it is Les Trois C.
A touch of press wine from the Estate’s other lots of Pouilly-Fuissé brings structure, as does the fact that the wine was raised in 50% new oak.