Domaine Eric Forest, Pouilly-Fuisse "L'AME Forest" 2021
Get to know: Domaine Eric Forest, Pouilly Fuissé "L'AME Forest"
One our favourites from last years En Primeur offering has not disappointed. This was an immediately appealing wine with grapefruit and clementine fruit, balanced oak and buttery lees. There's a satisfying lingering spice on the finish too. Overall this is leaner and more delicate than last years wine with an elegance that ties the other bold flavours together. 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.
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.