R. Pouillon et Fils


R. Pouillon Brut Reserve|Brut|NV

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Rich Decadent

Winemaking

Winemaking


Barrel-fermented Barrel-maturation

Foods

Foods


Toast Creme Caramel Honey

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Orange

Tropical Fruit

Tropical Fruit


Pineapple

Herbs & Spices

Herbs & Spices


Spice

Mareuil-Sur-Aÿ

Mareuil-Sur-Aÿ

What to expect


- One of the best producers we;ve seen this year

- Uses Solera ageing in his reserve wines for extra depth

- Pair with some Korean Fried Chicken

Colour deep golden. On the nose, we have citrus, orange, creme caramel, honey on toast, roasted pineapple. Leading on to the palate, warming, generous, full-bodied with excellent depth of flavour.

Acidity is lower than expected which is fine as this wine is going for a richer more decadent style. Think Philipponnat Royale Reserve or Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve and you are in the same sort of territory. Very enjoyable and beautifully made.

Technical details

60% from the 2015 Vintage and 40% reserve wine, hence the name. All reserve wines are aged in large foudres, in a perpetual solera form.
Disg: Dec 2018.

$98.99

Club Price $93.10 (?)

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Rich Decadent

Winemaking

Winemaking


Barrel-fermented Barrel-maturation

Foods

Foods


Toast Creme Caramel Honey

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Orange

Tropical Fruit

Tropical Fruit


Pineapple

Herbs & Spices

Herbs & Spices


Spice

What to expect


- One of the best producers we;ve seen this year

- Uses Solera ageing in his reserve wines for extra depth

- Pair with some Korean Fried Chicken

Colour deep golden. On the nose, we have citrus, orange, creme caramel, honey on toast, roasted pineapple. Leading on to the palate, warming, generous, full-bodied with excellent depth of flavour.

Acidity is lower than expected which is fine as this wine is going for a richer more decadent style. Think Philipponnat Royale Reserve or Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve and you are in the same sort of territory. Very enjoyable and beautifully made.

Technical details

60% from the 2015 Vintage and 40% reserve wine, hence the name. All reserve wines are aged in large foudres, in a perpetual solera form.
Disg: Dec 2018.

About the house

About the house


Food suggestion

The Pouillon family has been growing grapes in the region for over a century, but it wasn’t until 1947 when Fabrice’s grandfather, Roger Pouillon, decided to produce wine from his holdings along with the help of his wife, Bernadette, and his uncle, Louis Baulant, a well-known winemaker and consultant in the region. The estate continued to grow over succeeding decades as grape contracts expired allowing the family terroirs to be reincorporated into the Pouillon estate.  James Pouillon, Fabrice’s father, joined the firm in 1964 and modernized the cellar by adding enamel-lined tanks and gyropalletes.  Fabrice joined his father in 1998 after finishing degrees in both business and oenology school, and he has taken the winery in an exciting new direction. Working in the grand cru of Aÿ and throughout the Vallée de la Marne and the Montagne de Reims, Fabrice is crafting articulate, expressive, terroir-driven wines that are vibrantly aromatic and intricate on the palate.Fabrice Pouillon is dedicated to the vitality, energy and health of his vineyards. In 2003, he began the work of conversion to organic viticulture and today he incorporates biodynamic principles into his work including compost management, spraying herbal “teas” and applying 500 and 501 treatments. He currently uses only organic compounds for fertilizer, pheromone confusion to ward off pests, cover crops to restore nutrients in the soil and plows alternating rows to keep vine competition and soil aeration consistent despite varied growing conditions. 

Food suggestion


Being a richer, warmer style of champagne it can quite comfortably handle a wide selection of canapes. Our preferred choice though would see it with some Korean Fried Chicken, smokey chipotle sauce and some fries for good measure. If you prefer healthier eating, try having the chicken grilled a la portuguese style, with some fragrant rice. A Crab or Lobster roll wouldn't be bad either. 👌🏼