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R. Pouillon et Fils, 'Les Terres Froides' Premier Cru Extra Brut 2019
France / Sparkling

R. Pouillon et Fils, 'Les Terres Froides' Premier Cru Extra Brut 2019

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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:

"Pouillon’s Blanc de Blancs has always come from the Terres Froides parcel in the village of Tauxièrres-Mutry in Montagne de Reims, and along with Mareuil-sur-Aÿ in the Vallée, these are the only two villages with a 99% rating, just missing 1 point for Grand Cru status. Fabrice has a half a hectare in this parcel which is a lieu dit of Les Fourches, south-west of the village, closer to Tours-sur-Marne. It has a north exposition and a cool to cold microclimate with risk of spring frost. The soil here is more chalk than clay which can be found closer to the village, and the cool microclimate is perfect for Chardonnay."

Country
France
Region
Champagne
Varieties
Chardonnay
Farming
Biodynamic
Soil
Chalk, and calcareous clay
Winemaking
Aged for 8 months in neutral barrique and enamel before bottling. Aged sur latte for nearly 3 years before disgorgement (spring 2023). Bottled as Extra Brut with a dosage of 1-4g/L.