About Roc des Boutires 2017 Pouilly-Fuisse
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 these vineyard.
The soils are clay and limestone, the vines average 35 years of age. The oldest Chardonnay vines are planted at the southern end of Burgundy between 800 and 1600 feet in altitude; higher than the other AOC’s from Bourgogne. Thus, they provide both maturity and freshness to the wines.
Grapes are hand picked and immediately pressed from the whole bunches. The juices are cooled for 2 days on average and fermentation is in barrels and tanks depending on the profile of the vintage. The wine ages 16 months on fine lees, 80% in stainless steel tanks and 20% in French Troncais oak barrels with a medium toast.
Wine & Spirits Magazine scored this 94 points saying "From a domaine under the Solutré hill, this selection has the classical proportions of a finely grown Pouilly-Fuissé. It benefits from the district’s complex terroir: A blend from three parcels totaling 3.2 acres, some of the vines grow in shallow soils over hard limestone rock, some of them in sedimentary, calcareous marl. The depth and detail of the wine’s earthiness and fruit flavors are impressive, with sweet notes of nectarines and yellow apples in the context of savory limestone acidity. The prickle of acidity adds clarity and refreshment to a creamy, rich and supple white, lovely now and suited to age."