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R. Pouillon et Fils, 'Les Blanchiens' Premier Cru Mareuil-Sur-Ay Brut Nature 2016
France / Sparkling

R. Pouillon et Fils, 'Les Blanchiens' Premier Cru Mareuil-Sur-Ay Brut Nature 2016

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Minerality

The Pouillon family has been growing grapes in the region for over a century, but it wasn’t until 1947 when Fabrice’s grandfather, Roger Pouillon, decided to produce wine from his holdings that the domaine was born. The Pouillon family’s holdings are in Aÿ, Mareuil-sur-Aÿ and Avenay Val d’Or in the Grande Vallée, Epernay and Festigny along the Marne River, and Tauxières-Mutry, just to the north in the Montagne de Reims. The majority of the plantings are to pinot noir (3ha), followed by chardonnay (2ha) and pinot meunier (1ha).

Cuvee notes from Schatzi:

"Les Blanchiens" is a mono-cru in Mareuil. This wine is an equal blend of pinot noir and chardonnay, fermented separately in used barriques. This vintage cuvee speaks the terroir of Mareuil with grace and authority. Unique aromatics of black tea and bitter orange lead to an ultra-long, delineated palate. The wine has plenty of drive and power without being heavy or dull. Vinification: Neutral barrique Elevage: 18 months neutral barrique before bottling.

Country
France
Sub-Region
Vallee de la Marne
Region
Champagne
Varieties
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Farming
Biodynamic
Soil
Calcareous clay
Winemaking
Aged for 18 months in neutral barrique before bottling. Aged sur latte for over 3 years before disgorgement (winter 2022). Bottled as Brut Nature with no dosage.