R. Pouillon et Fils


R. Pouillon 'Les Blanchiens' Vintage '12 |Extra Brut |2012

R. Pouillon et Fils

R. Pouillon 'Les Blanchiens' Vintage '12

Extra Brut 2012

$249.99
- One of the best producers we've seen this year
- Uses Solera ageing in his reserve wines for extra depth

 - Pair with some

Les Blanchiens is a mono-cru in Mareuil. This wine is an equal blend of pinot noir and chardonnay, fermented separately in used barriques.

This vintage cuvee speaks the terroir of Mareuil with grace and authority. Unique aromatics of black tea and blood orange lead to an ultra-long, delineated palate. The wine has plenty of drive and power without being heavy or dull.

 - Extremely limited stock. -

Technical details

50/50 chardonnay pinot noir | Biodynamic practice | 100% neutral barrique | Residual 2 g/l |  18 months neutral barrique before bottling 

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 incorporated 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.

About the house

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 incorporated 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.

Winemaking


Barrel-maturation Biodynamic

Earth


Mineral Chalky

Citrus Fruit


Orange