R. Pouillon et Fils


R. Pouillon 'Les Valnons' Vintage '12|Brut Nature|2012

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Fresh

Winemaking

Winemaking


Barrel-maturation

Earth

Earth


Mineral

Foods

Foods


Butter Bread Vanilla

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 seared scallops with herbs and butter

The name of this cuvée is short for 'Les Valnons Froid Cul' a famous and seemingly cold hill in Aÿ.

This wine embodies a very unique and rare experience: tasting true blanc de blancs from one of the best situated slopes in Aÿ, a grand cru famous for rich, articulate pinot noir. This wine delivers clear mineral verve with distinctive richness and intense texture.

Expect notes of citrus, stone fruit and baked bread. As it warms in the glass, it opens up to wet stone-mineral characters and finishes with a little vanilla bean richness. This is a striking wine with plenty of depth and mineral complexity.

 - Extremely limited stock. -

Technical details

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

 

$249.99

Club Price $236.55 (?)

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Fresh

Winemaking

Winemaking


Barrel-maturation

Earth

Earth


Mineral

Foods

Foods


Butter Bread Vanilla

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 seared scallops with herbs and butter

The name of this cuvée is short for 'Les Valnons Froid Cul' a famous and seemingly cold hill in Aÿ.

This wine embodies a very unique and rare experience: tasting true blanc de blancs from one of the best situated slopes in Aÿ, a grand cru famous for rich, articulate pinot noir. This wine delivers clear mineral verve with distinctive richness and intense texture.

Expect notes of citrus, stone fruit and baked bread. As it warms in the glass, it opens up to wet stone-mineral characters and finishes with a little vanilla bean richness. This is a striking wine with plenty of depth and mineral complexity.

 - Extremely limited stock. -

Technical details

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

 

About the house

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.