Domaine du Roc des Boutires

Bourgogne, France

Pouilly-Fuissé En Bertilionne – 2017

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Exclusively coming from the terroir ‘En Bertilionne’, 0.57 hectares (1.4 acre), limestones with shoals of marl, a little chalky, very chalky deep. 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: 35-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 barrels. French oak from the Tronçais forests. Medium heated.
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
    • Production (in cases): 2,000 bottles
    • Alcohol: 13.0%
    • Optimum Drinking: 2019-2028
  • Tasting Notes

    • Vibrant and bright color, yellow gold hints. Mineral, flint aromas with pear and peach hints. Mouth is intense, long with a great mouthwatering finish and citrus notes. Very refined.



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

    A generous bouquet of marzipan and ripe pears that's subtly framed by new wood introduces the 2017 Pouilly-Fuissé En Bertillonne, a medium to full-bodied, deep and muscular wine that's textural and blocky in profile, with ripe underlying acids and a heady finish. Its structure and concentration are impressive, but it will merit a little bottle age.

  • Domaine du Roc des Boutires Pouilly-Fuissé En Bertilionne – 2017 – Jancis Robinson – 16.5 Points

    Slightly and attractively smoky/rocky on the nose and a complex mix of herbs, spice and green fruits. There's a creamy richness in the texture and lovely depth of fruit, balanced by just-right acidity.

  • Domaine du Roc des Boutires Pouilly-Fuissé En Bertilionne – 2017 – Vinous – 92 Points

    The 2017 Pouilly-Fuissé En Bertilionne comes from limestone soils at around 320m altitude (although it is not proposed for Premier Cru status if authorities permit.) It has a strict, stony bouquet dominated by the terroir - almost austere and Zen-like. The palate is taut and fresh on the entry and shows a little more weight than the Pouilly-Fuissé Village, quite textural on the finish. This is an excellent showing from one of the appellation’s lesser-known vineyards and it should give 10-12 years of drinking pleasure. Excellent.

  • Domaine du Roc des Boutires Pouilly-Fuissé En Bertilionne – 2017 – Wine Enthusiast – 90 Points

    Good acidity in this wine goes along with the spice to balance the crisp texture and generous tropical fruits. Drink this balanced wine now.