Domaine du Roc des Boutires

Bourgogne, France

Pouilly-Fuissé Aux Bouthières – 2017

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Exclusively coming from the terroir ‘Aux Bouthières’, 0.66 hectares (1.6 acre) deep, with clay, non calcareous, derived from residual clays “with chaille.” The ‘vielles vignes’ of Chardonnay, located at the southern end of Burgundy, are planted between 250 and 500 meters in altitude, higher than the others AOC from Bourgogne. Thus, they provide both maturity and freshness to the wines.

    • Vine Age: 55-year old vines
    • Density: 10,000 vines/hectare
  • Vintage Report

    • Yields: 50 hectoliters per hectare (3.6 tons per acre)
  • Vinification

    • The berries are driven to the pressoir by gravity, and immediately pressed with the whole bunch in order to filtrate the best and most natural way possible. Once the pressurage is done, the juices are cooled down to 46.4° F (8°C) for 2 days on average in order to make the particles fall in the tank. The cold débourbage enables to preserve the best quality and primary aromas. Malolatic fermenta-tions are happening naturally. Bâtonnages are scarce, while barrels and tanks are used depending on the profile of the vintage.

    • Aging: 16 months on “lie fine”, 55% stainless-steel tanks and 45% oak aged. French oak from the Tronçais forests. Medium heated.
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
    • Production (in cases): 1,700 bottles and 100 wax-top magnums
    • Alcohol: 13.0%
    • Optimum Drinking: 2018-2028
  • Tasting Notes

    • Vibrant straw, green-gold hints. Aromas of true complexity: citrus and orchard fruit, lemon, greengage, pear, peach and honey all mineral wrapped with a subtle oak. Linear yet rich. Classic and elegant.



  • Domaine du Roc des Boutires Pouilly-Fuissé Aux Bouthières – 2017 – Wine & Spirits – 93 Points

    This domaine’s 1.6-acre Aux Bouthières parcel is deep clay without calcareous rock, planted to vines 55 years old. In a lineup of Pouilly-Fuissé, it stands apart, the terroir speaking in the complexity of the wine. The flavors are bold and completely clean, and though the entire lot aged for a year in oak barrels (30 percent new), the wood influence comes through in cedar and foresty highlights, in richness adding to the elegance of the citrus and apple flavors. A brisk Pouilly-Fuissé suited to several years of bottle age.

  • Domaine du Roc des Boutires Pouilly-Fuissé Aux Bouthières – 2017 – The Wine Advocate – 92+ Points

    Opening in the glass with notes of ripe pears, confit citrus, nutmeg and warm bread, the 2017 Pouilly-Fuissé Aux Bouthières is medium to full-bodied, rich and textural, with an unctuous, chewy mid-palate, ripe acids and a saline, expansive finish that displays plenty of sucrosity from ripe grapes.

  • Domaine du Roc des Boutires Pouilly-Fuissé Aux Bouthieres – 2017 – Wine Enthusiast – 93 Points

    The touch of spice in this wine adds richness to its white fruits. It gives a wine that is both ripe and textured, with lively acidity at the end. This will be a fine wine from 2021.

  • Domaine du Roc des Boutires Pouilly-Fuissé Aux Bouthières – 2017 – Jancis Robinson – 17/20

    A little more creamy/mealy than the En Bertilionne, a little less spice in the aroma. Fuller in the mouth, more power and intensity to the fruit but no loss of freshness. This is very classy Pouilly-Fuissé with a long finish and good ageing potential...