100% Chardonnay Premiers Crus from Domaine du Chalet Pouilly originate from 1.5 hectares of plots in:
The plots are exclusively planted in the municipality of Solutré Pouilly.
Pouilly-Fuissé Premier Cru is a blend of three smaller plots that come from Au Chailloux and Pouilly with a total area of 0.38 hectare or approximately 2900 bottles.
Premier Cru Au Chailloux is located in the small hamlet of Pouilly and has an area of 0.12 hectares. The vines were planted in 1974. The exposure is south with soils of "chaille" - chert rich limestone/flint.
Premier Cru Pouilly is a set of two plots of 0.25 hectare (Les Morlays) with an eastern exposure on the hillside overlooking the small hamlet of Pouilly. The vines were planted in 1962 on shallow soils with hard chalk limestone (Middle Jurassic Period). The plots face a magnificent view of the Alps dominated by Mont Blanc.
Pouilly-Fuissé Premier Cru Au Vignerais is a set of five plots planted during the period from 1946 to 1992, totalling about 0.8 hectare with the potential production of 7500 bottles. The oldest plots are in Vignerais and Rousselonne while the most recent is in Fournias. All the plots have a south-east exposure.
Pouilly-Fuissé Premier Cru Vers Cras is a set of three plots planted successively in 1961, 1964, and 1974 on shallow soils with hard and fine limestone (Late Jurassic Period). The area of Vers Cras is 0.32 hectares or approximately 2400 bottles.
Served chilled (14°C). This wine can be enjoyed as an appetizer. Pouilly-Fuissé Premier Cru goes well with seafood (grilled lobster), fish (pikeperch, salmon, saint-pierre, sole and more), white meats (roasted pork), poultry (chicken in salted crust) and cheeses (saint-nectaire, charolle, comté and more).
This wine should be kept in a cool place and, depending on the vintage, can be aged from 5 to 15 years.