Domaine du Roc des Boutires

Bourgogne, France

Pouilly-Fuissé La Grange Murger — 2021

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  • Introduction

    • 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 this vineyard; as well as the domain’s settlement in the very heart of one of the best terroirs of the appellation —“Aux Bouthières.” In the ancient French vocabulary, a “boutière” was a secondary road that mule skinners used for the transportation of oils and wines in remote parts of the country. The vineyard of Domaine du Roc des Boutires is only 5 kilometers (3.12 miles) west of the ancient Roman track of Via Agrippa, on a very small road that now leads to the village of Solutré, the hills of the Mâconnais and the plains of the Charolais.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Clay and limestone soils. The ‘vieilles 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: 30-year old vines
    • Density: 10,000 vines per hectare
  • Vintage Report

    • A late year with heterogeneous maturity and low yields due to spring frost and humidity. Slow but accomplished maturity.

    • Harvest Date(s): September 21, 28 and 29
    • Yields: 26 hl/ha (3.6 tons/acre)
  • Vinification

    • The grapes are pressed as soon as the harvest arrives; the press is filled by gravity, Whole bunch pressing. Settling at low temperature (8°C). Slow fermentation at low temperature for about 1 month. Malolactic over 6 months.

    • Aging: 50% stainless steel tank and 50% oak aged for 15 months
  • Technical Information

    • Alcohol: 13%
    • TA: 3.5 g/L
    • p H: 3.40
  • Tasting Notes

    • Very elegant and linear, the wine presents expressive aromas of citrus fruits, herbs, and white flowers, such as jasmine, underlined, saline notes appear on the finish.



  • Pouilly-Fuissé La Grange Murger — 2021 – Vinous – 92 Points

    '“It has a perfumed bouquet with pressed yellow flowers, white peach, gooseberry and light sea spray scents that unfold in the glass. The palate is taut and fresh. There’s impressive depth, considering the vintage, with attractive orange pith and mango notes. Orange rind and a touch of spice appear on the finish.”