Domaine du Roc des Boutires - Pouilly Fuisse - white - 2017 - 750 ml
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WHAT THE WINEMAKERS ARE SAYING
“Clay and limestone soils. The ‘vielles vignes’ of Chardonnay, located at the southern end of Burgundy, are planted between 250 and 500 meters in altitude, higher than the other AOC’s from Bourgogne. Thus, they provide both maturity and freshness to the wines. Vibrant and bright color, yellow gold hints. Aromas of peach and honey in the nose. Very nice balance in mouth of lime, orange peel and citrus notes.” Edouard Parinet
Selection of terroirs; 1.3 hectares (3.2 acres):
1) ‘Barvay’: shallow soils, derived from hard limestones “with chaille”
2) La Grange Murger’: shallow soils, derived from hard limestones “with chaille”
3) ‘Les Lites’: Soils from marl, little calcareous, or more often very calcareous.
In the village of Pouilly, in the middle of the Pouilly-Fuissé AOC lies Domaine du Roc des Boutires. The winery’s name draws on both terroir and tradition: its proximity with the Roche de Solutré, an emblem of the appellation and a testament to the extraordinary geologic richness of this vineyard; as well as the domaine’s settlement in the very heart of one of the best terroirs of the appellation – “Aux Bouthières.” In the ancient French vocabulary, a “boutière” was a secondary road that mule skinners used for the transportation of oils and wines in remote parts of the country. The vineyard of Domaine du Roc des Boutires is only 5 kilometers (3.12 miles) west of the ancient Roman track of Via Agrippa, on a very small road which now leads to the village of Solutré, the hills of the Mâconnais and the plains of the Charolais. Every name here has a story!
Grape: 100% Chardonnay
Surface: 3.2 acres
Age of the vines: 35 years
Yields: 20 hectoliters / hectares (1.48 tons per acre)
Winemaking: Cold fermentation vinification
Aging: 12 months on ‘lie fine’’, 85% in stainless steel tank and 15% in new oak barrels, then 4 months in stainless-steel
Total Production: 20,000 bottles