Pouilly Fuissé L’Ame Forest 2019, Eric Forest
A rich and fruit driven vintage from Domaine Eric Forest, the Pouilly-Fuisse Les Crays offers notes of lime, cream, tangerine, spiced pear, vanilla and toast. The structure is beautiful, with interwoven acidity quietly balancing the density and length.
Eric is a star vigneron, based in the village of Vergisson, and currently has 4.8 hectares of vines planted between 1930 and 1979. He has inherited a great knowledge of nature and biodynamics from his grandfather and this has been a major influence in his approach to viticulture and winemaking. All grapes are hand picked and fermented and matured for ten to fifteen months in barriques and demi-muids. The wines are hand bottled and are, usually, unfiltered.
The Pouilly Fuissé “L’Âme Forest” is a blend of two complementary, individual vineyards – “Les Tilliers” is planted on calcareous Sinemurian clay soils and ” La Côte” is on Toarcian marl-limestone soils, located on the northern slope of the Vergisson hill. Elevage in 300 litre barrels, 20% new oak.