Domaine Eric Forest, Pouilly-Fuisse 1er Cru "Les Crays" 2021
Get to know: Domaine Eric Forest, Pouilly Fuissé 1er "Les Crays"
One our favourites from last years En Primeur offering has not disappointed. "Les Crays" is bold and richly spiced immediate grapefruit and clementine fruit and balanced oak There's more of that satisfying lingering spice on the finish too. This is a complex, layered wine that will continues to reveal its character for the next few years. Enjoy this one from 2024-2028
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.
Pouilly Fuissé 1er Cru ‘Les Crays‘ Seven different parcels, averaging 55 years old, planted on the warmer, southern side of the Vergisson hill on blue marl and limestone. Elevage in pieces, 25% new. The resulting wines are full, rich and minerally with great length and aging potential. The 2020 was the first vintage where certain, favoured Pouilly-Fuisse sites have been designated as Premier Cru; in the case of Eric Forest, this applies to Les Crays Pouilly Fuissé.