Chateau des Quarts Pouilly Fuisse Clos Quarts 2019
This site has been elevated to 1er Cru status in 2020 – so expect the price to rise accordingly!
Burghound ‘An elegant and airy nose displays notes of citrus, white peach, acacia blossom and a whiff of anise, refined but concentrated and palate coating medium-bodied flavors exude an intense minerality, indeed the mouthfeel is almost Chablis-like, that carries over to the very dry, focused and lingering finale. Outstanding.’
Variety - Chardonnay
Country - France
Region - Pouilly Fuisse
Extra - Cork
Year - 2019
Volume - 750ml
The Clos des Quarts is located in Chaintre in the Burgundy region of Macconais. It covers an area of over two hectares and its oldest vines were planted in 1917. Protected by a high stone wall this plot is a monopole. Exposed to the East, with a slight slope and on a very stony clay-limestone and well-drained soil, this plot always offers high quality, beautiful fruits. To preserve this exceptional heritage the Domaine Merlin team applies a vigorous viticulture. The grapes are vinified by Olivier Merlin and business partner Dominique Lafon in the Merlin winery located in la Roche Vineuse.
… Oliver Merlin was positively aglow as he told me about his joint venture purchase with Dominique Lafon of the historic property known as the Château des Quarts; indeed, he described it as a “once in a lifetime opportunity. Financially speaking it was too expensive for me to purchase it alone, so I called my good friend Dominique and told him about the possibility of acquiring the property. We went to look it over and as soon as Dominique saw it he said ‘I’m in, this is an opportunity that we’ll probably never see again. BURGHOUND
Olivier Merlin is widely regarded as being one of the very finest winemakers in the Mâconnais. Olivier has established a reputation as one of the region’s most dynamic growers, a reference point for the Mâconnais. The whites demonstrate his exceptional winemaking talents, and the potential of “lowly” appellations. They are frequently taken for Côte d’Or wines if tasted blind. JASPER MORRIS MW