The Château-Fuissé Le Clos vineyard covers an area of 2.7 hectares and it surrounds the château and winery. This wholly-owned single vineyard has been part of the domaine since its acquisition by the Vincent family in 1862.
The meaning of the word “Clos” in Burgundy has always been linked to an ancestral vineyard, surrounded on at least three sides by dry stone walls built from rocks brought to the surface by the passing of countless seasons.
Within Le Clos there are 3 distinct areas linked to the geology and to the age of the vines. The soil of lower slope is mainly clay thanks to erosion higher up, whereas the soils of the middle and upper slopes are dominated by small stones called “chailles”, small calcareous stones consisting of flint and clay. The oldest vines are situated mid-slope, having been planted in 1929.
The Château-Fuissé Pouilly-Fuissé Le Clos realises a natural synthesis between richness, ripeness and the finesse of mineral complexity.
Château-Fuissé Le Clos is a barrel fermented Pouilly-Fuissé, aged in the cool cellars below the château for 12 months. 80% of the barrels are new, 10% are one year old and 10% are two years old. Quantities are limited, under 500 cases are produced each year.