Clos des Rocs Pouilly-Loche "Les Barres"

The estate counts 8.6 hectares of vines across seven parcels, principally in Pouilly-Loch�, with plots in Macon-Loch� and Pouilly-Fuiss� rounding out the holdings. No chemical products are used in the vineyard and Olivier is committed to organic processes from start to finish, though he has chosen not to pursue certification. All grapes are manually harvested before a long pressing, followed by alcoholic fermentation using only indigenous yeasts; the �l�vage varies by cuv�e and is detailed in the specific descriptions of each of the wines. Two parcels, with vines aged 30 and 70 years and both facing the Clos des Rocs, comprise this cuv�e . The soils are more gravelly, with stones interspersed. 80% of the wine is raised in old barrels, with the balance in cuve. The wine is exceptionally lively and carries hints of spice, but all of this energy is beautifully controlled on the palate. This is the smallest production of the domaine, at around 300cs per vintage.