Domaine du Roc des Boutires

Bourgogne, France

Pouilly Fuissé Mâcon Solutré — 2022

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  • Introduction

    • WINERY: Domaine du Roc des Boutires has 11 acres (4.2 hectares) on an east-west oriented strip at the same latitude of the village of Pouilly on Jurassic limestone interlaced with clay and shale, the same substratum as the Premier and Grands Crus of the Côte d’Or. The vines of Chardonnay, mostly planted in the beginning of the ‘70s, are flowering here with the greatest respect for the natural environment. All wines come from the estate vineyard exclusively.

      WINE: From the terroirs of ‘Au Mont’ and ‘Aux Combes’. A total area of .65 hectares (1.6 acres) with a South/South East exposure.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • 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.

    • Appellation: Pouilly Fuisse
    • Location: Bourgogne
    • Cultivation: Sustainable
    • Vine Age: 41 year old vines
    • Density: 10,000 vines per hectare
  • Vintage Report

    • Winter was long and relatively cold, leading to a late budburst around April 20th. The vines developed rapidly, and flowering happened early on May 17th in excellent conditions. June brought good rains, but not enough to make up for the deficit; and July and August experienced dryness and heat waves. Harvest began early on August 24th and lasted only a few days. With the lowest berry weight recorded since 2003, the lack of water was felt throughout the season! The balance of the wines in 2022 is nevertheless ideal thanks to good yields.

  • 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 fermentation over 6 months.

    • Aging: 70% stainless-steel tank and 30% oak aged for 11 months
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
    • Alcohol: 13%
    • TA: 3.6 g/L
    • p H: 3.20
  • Tasting Notes

    • The nose expresses scents of mango and white peach, leading to a mouth all in roundness.



  • Pouilly Fuissé Mâcon Solutré — 2022 – Vinous – 92 Points

    '“I appreciate the mineralite on the nose considering the warmth of that year’s summer. There are touches of wet pavement and flint percolating through the subtle tropical-tinged scents. The palate is well balanced with an attractive waxy texture, delineated with a bit of spice perking up on the finish. There’s a twist of sour lemon on the aftertaste. This is delicious. ”