A relatively small appellation of just under 32 hectares, Pouilly Loché nevertheless has a surprisingly wide range of soils, ranging from schist and sandstone in the north and clay and iron-rich limestone in the south; the Barres vineyard is in the west, sharing a bit of both. Always very tight when we taste as a primeur, with a few months of bottle ageing this has broadened into something truly delicious, fresh yet plump, racy and linear with a deliciously long finish.
A weighty, and incredibly complex Chardonnay. Apples, quince, mushrooms, spice box: the list of aromatic descriptors could go on forever. The structure and density on the palate make this a wine whose evolution you'll want to watch over the next few