POUILLY-FUISSÉ "RONCHEVAT"

Robust and earthy affirmed character

Ronchevat is probably a variant of « Roncevaux », that is to say a valley full of brambles before clearing.
This word usually characterizes poor soils, conducive to viticulture.

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Vines

Commune: Vergisson
Type of vine: Chardonnay
Surface of the plots: 0.9 hectares
Average age of the vines: from 35 to 65 years old
Soil: Very little stony and heavy soil, a very particular ground on the appellation Pouilly-Fuissé
Exposure and slope: South, from 310 to 320 meters of altitude, from 10 to 15% of slope

Vinification

Grape harvesting: manual
Pressing: pneumatic
Racking: static, cold to obtain very slightly turbid juices
Alcoholic fermentation: in 228 liters oak casks (from 10 to 15% of new wood). Local yeast
Malolactic fermentation: full and spontaneous
Aging: in 228 liters oak casks, on lees, for 10 to 12 months
Bottling: before the grape picking of the following year

Tasting

Its color is straw yellow with golden limpid and brilliant highlights. The nose is an expression of ripe fruit (peach, mango), toast, fresh butter and a hint of spices (cinnamon, white pepper). On the palate, the wine is powerful and structured.
Storage time: may be drunk between 3 and 8 years of aging, but can age harmoniously for many years.
Drink with: white fish in sauce, Bresse poultry in cream sauce, blanquette of veal…

Awards and press review

2017 vintage:
– 89/100 (Bronze Medal) 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards Contest
– 1 star on the Hachette Guide 2020

2016 vintage:
– 15/20 Bourgogne Aujourd’hui Magazine N°145 (March 2019)

– 16.5/20, Bettane & Desseauve 2019
Guide “Coup de Cœur”
– 16+/20 (92-93/100) Vert de Vin Magazine – June 2018

– 90/100 (Highly Recommended) Decanter Magazine – June 2019