Founded in 1604 in Fuisse, the Château Fuisse has extended its holdings throughout the years to include 80 acres of of Chardonnay vines throughout Pouilly-Fuisse, Saint Veran, Macon-Villages and Macon-Fuissé. The domaine has belonged to the Vincent family since 1862 and is today run by Jean-Jacques Vincent, a professor of enology, along with his son Antoine and daughter Benedicte. Jean Jacques prefers to harvest late for maximum ripeness, often blocking malolactic fermentation to ensure a firm acid backbone. There's plenty of oak in these wines, which sometimes take a few years to open up. Château Fuisse's prime holding is Le Clos, a chalk-and-limestone vineyard that includes some vines dating back to 1920. The standard Château Fuisse bottling is culled from vines 25 years or older, while the Vieilles Vignes is made from wines more than 60 years old. Château Fuissé also operates a negociant operation under the Vincent Signature brand, working primarily with smaller growers in Macon and Beaujolais.