Pouilly-Fuissé

Sous la Roche

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Pouilly-Fuissé "Sous la Roche"

Description

On the hillsides, the Pouilly-Fuissé « Sous le Roche » vineyard is located in the heart of a wonderful Mâconnais landscape. A serie of gentle hills covers the vineyard but as we move south, it becomes more marked finishing in rock-crowned masses. The top quality Chardonnay grapes of Pouilly-Fuissé are precisely harvested on these lofty slopes. The village of Pouilly-Fuissé takes its name from the Roche de Solutré, a 493 meters rock known for its "chalk grassland", a soil made up of calcareous bedrock. The vineyard is located downhill from the rock. This situation highlights the richness of this appellation trough its minerality and its freshness.

Winemaking

After a first pneumatic press step, both fermentation and ageing take place in stainless steels for 10 to 11 months. A complete malolactic fermentation is made, highlighting the freshness of the Pouilly-Fuissé appellation.

Tasting note

Our Pouilly-Fuissé " Sous la Roche " 2015 reveals aromas of fruits and acacia on the nose. In the mouth, aromas of fresh fruits, especially citrus, come along with notes of honey on the finish. A rich and very well balanced wine.

Suggested food pairings

Fish in sauce, crayfish, white meat, goat cheese

Serving temperature

Between 12 & 12 °C

Press review

Pouilly-Fuissé Sous la Roche 2019 - James Suckling - 93 points

Pouilly-Fuissé "Sous la Roche" 2019 - 90 pts - Wine Spectator June 2021

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Appellation Pouilly-Fuissé "Sous la Roche"


Varietal 100% Chardonnay


Average Vine Age 30 years


Pruning Guyot simple


Density of Vines 10000 vines/ha


Press review

  • International press

Pouilly-Fuissé Sous la Roche 2019 - James Suckling - 93 points


Ripe aromas of nectarine, mango, grilled pineapple and lemon curd. Praline, too. It's full-bodied with bright acidity and a toasty, minerally finish. Serious. Drink or hold.

Pouilly-Fuissé "Sous la Roche" 2019 - 90 pts - Wine Spectator June 2021


A savory style, with a healthy dose of new oak framing lemon, white peach and mineral avors. Baking spices and pastry notes round out the lingering, vibrant nish. Drink now through 2025. — BS