2015 R.Pouillon Les Chatigniers Extra Brut
To the east of Êpernay we have Mareuil-sur-Aÿ where R. Pouillon is based. Founded in 1947 by grandfather Roger Pouillon, this artisanal estate is now run by his grandson Fabrice. Back in 2019 we had the pleasure of meeting and tasting with Fabrice at the Shop, it was a truly outstanding tasting and we were blown away by the wines unique flavours and complexity. Fabrice is a wealth of knowledge and while they manage the vineyard quite traditionally he’s also not afraid to break away in order to better the wines.
A single vineyard and single vintage wine made from Pinot Meunier. The fruit all comes from a site called Festigny, and this wine is profound. Layered with sherry-like flavours, chalk and plenty of ripe citrus. It has a broad mouth feel while still remaining elegant.
Fine, minerally, almost a gun metal character, pepper/radish, ripe lemon and unripe strawberry, super dry and chalky fine on a long finish. So precise and focused with a snow pea kind of sweet green tension as a feature. So distinctive. Electric, even. Beauty.. - 96 Points Gary Walsh Wine Front