France, Burgundy

Established 1840

"Of all Burgundy's appellations, Pouilly-Fuissé is, without a doubt, the most varied in terms of its geology. Here you can find the entire range of soil types present in the other appellations of the Mâconnais, and more. Generally speaking, the geological rifts and slopes are more accentuated, the presence of the unexpected is commonplace and the change from one soil type to another more marked." Extract from report by Cabinet Sigales. The spectrum of rocks present in Fuissé is the most diverse within the Maconnais, and the Ferret vineyards, which are spread across the appellation's entire range of soil types, is one of its best ambassadors. The soils can be poor, made up of hard limestone and even calcite, but they can also be richer clays, based on alluvial marl deposits, schist's and even volcanic-sedimentary pebbles. More than 330 million years separate the most ancient of these rocks from the most recent deposits. These foundation rocks, located on the eastern fringe of the Beauregard plateau, are made up of limestone deposited by ancient lakes. At Domaine Ferret, we believe that, in order to make a great wine, one needs, above all, to respect one's heritage. Not only the heritage of the land, but also the traditions bequeathed to us by our ancestors who, like us, tended the vines and drank the wine made from its grapes. We believe in keeping a watchful eye on our vineyards and our environment, and we encourage the development of local wildlife: the green strips that surround our vineyards provide shelter and food for all kinds of animals. Although we like to maintain the natural equilibrium of our vineyards, we intervene where necessary, by giving our vines the wherewithal to fight back against predators and infections. While we sometimes let competing grasses grow in the rows between the vines, we tend our vineyards carefully, ensuring that each of the property's vines is nourished according to its needs. Our approach to viticulture is tailor-made: we do not believe in one-size-fits-all solutions. It is by knowing our soils - and their ancient history - that those of us who work our vineyards prove that we love and care for them. Our aim is to pass on that which nature has given us in good health to future generations.