Chateau Vitallis Pouillt-Fuisse
Brand chateau Vitallis
Soils: clay and limestone with Jurassic sub soils
Vine Age: 45 years old
Aroma: Almond, hazelnut, citrus fruits, white fleshed fruits, linden, acacia, brioche and honey
Palette: elegant and rich with an endless finish
Food Pairing: Seafood, cheeses, foie gras or white meats
Ratings: 89+ pts - Stephen Tanzer
Description: Their most impressive wine and a stand out in the appellation.
Over a century old and situated in the heart of the picturesque village of Fuisse, Chateau Vitallis is one of the few "large" estates in the region. They cultivate a mere 26 acres of high quality vines. The estate was founded by the Dutron family in 1835 and run by Denis Dutron since 1981.
The estate is known for its old vines, some of which are over 65 years old. The average age is 35 years. The vineyards are situated on Southeast facing slopes at an altitude of 750 to 900 feet in the villages of Fuisse and Solutre.
They use traditional methods in the vineyards and and temperature-controlled cellar. The use of stainless steel vats assures a long cool fermentation and preservation of the fruit and aromas. His wines are regular medal winners in the many French competitions.