Gilles Morat Belemnites Pouilly Fuisse 2017Gilles Morat Belemnites Pouilly Fuisse 2017
From several parcels with similar geological characteristics, namely clay soils with fossilized Bélemnites Rostres shells (a long extinct ancestor of squid from the Jurassic period). Plantings date 1956 – 1980. Fermentation is in 220L barrels (roughly 10% new), followed by 11 months of barrel ageing with bâtonnage. The wine is allowed to progress through malolactic fermentation.
Density and concentration steps up here, with a densely packed nose of citrus, apricot/stonefruit, roasted nuts and green tea. The palate delivers significant complexity, with apricot, nectarine, citrus and fennel, with a long and lively finish driven by buzzing acid.