Château Fuissé has been in the Vincent family since 1862. For five generations this family of passionate winemakers has passed on the savoir-faire they have acquired over the centuries from one generation to the next. Their rich family history finds its symbol in the properties beautifully preserved, 15th century, Renaissance style chateau. From 1967 to 2003, Jean-Jacques Vincent, with the help of his cellar master Eric Vieux, worked tirelessly to make this domain one of the icons of the Pouilly-Fuissé appellation. His son Antoine, who joined in 2003, has now taken over the reins of the estate. An oenologist by training, it is now up to him to preserve the pre-eminence of Chateau Fuissé for the next generation.
Located in southern Burgundy, the domain’s wines are the expression of their terroir and use the region’s flagship grape variety, Chardonnay. Spanning forty hectares, the estate has a rich diversity of beautiful vineyards, which are dominated by the presence of clay and limestone soils. Here, each plot is its own entity and there are no fewer than five different appellations. Château Fuissé has 25 hectares in Pouilly-Fuissé, 8 hectares in Saint-Veran, 3 hectares in Mâcon-Villages, 1 hectare in Mâcon-Fuissé and, finally, 3 hectares in Julienas (one of the ten Beaujolais Crus). Fine, elegant and powerful, they represent the tradition of great white Burgundy wines.
Vinification is carried out plot by plot to protect the diversity of each terroir and to highlight the complexity of the vineyard. Renowned for its quality and regularity, the domain favors manual harvesting and meticulously selects only the very best grapes. The wines are vinified in vats or oak barrels, depending on their origin.