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Domaine de Fussiacus, Mâconnais

The story of Fussiacus starts out in 1955, when the parents of Jean-Paul Paquet left their native Bresse and crossed the Saône to try their luck in the Macon region, in the south of Burgundy.

The story of Fussiacus starts out in 1955, when the parents of Jean-Paul Paquet left their native Bresse and crossed the Saône to try their luck in the Macon region, in the south of Burgundy.

They started work as vineyard employees in the little village of Fuissé, which nestles at the heart of Pouilly-Fuissé vineyard country.

In 1959 they started tenant farming, finally settling in 1971 in a small 3-hectare domaine called 'Les Vieux Murs'.

Jean-Paul used to join his father amongst the vines and loved the grape harvests. So mcuh so, that in 1978, he took over the estate and has now expanded it to 6 ha.

A third generation is now involved too as Jean-Paul's son Yannick, a trained winemaker and viticulturalist who has traveled far and wide to gain experience, has returned to work on the estate.

The Fuissé region, in the south of Burgundy, is 250-300 metres above sea level with predominatly argilo-calcareous soil. The average vine age is 25 years old so plants are in balance and at their peak of production. Although not cerified, Domaine Fussiacus make wine using organic farming methods and they harvest by hand.

 

 

 

Domaine de Fussiacus

Les Vieux Murs