The most recent edition of the Delorenzo’s Tomato Pie Night commenced with an interesting bottle from the historic Chateau Fuisse in Pouilly-Fuisse. I have seen the wines from Chateau Fuisse on retail shelves for years, but their relatively high prices kept me from purchasing one. The wines from this domaine are good values for white Burgundy, but they are very expensive for their appellations. I have seen the 2006 version of this cuvee, Les Brules, at retail for $58. The wine had a deep golden color. In the mouth, the wine was very rich, creamy and honeyed, but also revealed some signs of oxidation. I do not think, however, that the bottle was prematurely oxidizing. This cuvee was barrel fermented and raised in 100% new oak. Presumably, the winery felt that the grapes from the warm, south facing vineyard (Brules = burnt in French) could take the extra oak treatment. The new oak may have seemed in proportion with the fruit when it was first released, but after five years in the bottle it has taken over the wine. I bet this bottle was far more enjoyable a few years ago.