One of the greatest vintages of Philippe Wies' Pouilly-Fuissé parcels, at once classically supple but with the restrained aromatics and bold minerality one would expect of his Macon parcels. From 55 year old vines planted over clay and limestone, this sits 24 months in neutral barrels, sur lie, without battonage. As is customary for all Wies' wines, no fining, filtration, or added SO2. A stunning Burgundy to hold on to for a few more years, or to be enjoyed with a perfect Emily's burger, right about NOW.
Three generations of winemakers have worked this 8.5 ha estate in Chaintre, a small village in the south of Burgundy between the Mâcon and Beaujolais. Philippe’s father was the first farmer in the region to stop selling grapes to the co-op and create his own Domaine wine.
After finishing wine school in 1990, Philippe made the decision to convert the vineyards to organics. The next two years were full of trial and error considering his wine education never included anything about organic viticulture. With time, Philippe managed to train his chardonnay plots to maximize terroir expression without any chemical treatments. Rather, Philippe depended on the diverse micro-biological life in his vineyards to make dynamic wines. Depending on the cuvée and the vintage, Philippe will age his wines in old oak from 6 months to as long as 5 years. - Zev Rovine