Since 1982, Catherine and Pascal Rollet have leased and farmed the vineyards of Domaine de La Chapelle, finally acquiring them some years ago. Of its 3 plots, two plots are located at the base of the famous Solutré and the third on the hillside of Mount Pouilly. The different expositions south, southeast bring sufficient maturity and complexity to the wines. Entirely hand-harvested around 50hL/ha, the grapes are also sorted, with small part of the crop (healthiest) is destemmed for more aromatic complexity. Viticulture at the domain The mode of culture is very traditional - plowing of the grounds,2 to 3 passages per year; exclusively organic manure fertilizers; extensive hand pruning and growing grass under young vineyards (simple Guyot); and no insecticidal treatment has been used for 22 years. Winemaking is done in temperature-controlled vats and bottling is relatively early and at the optimum lunar cycle, which they believe favors the freshness and purity of the wines.
"Aromas of honeyed orchard fruit, mirabelle plum and buttery pastry introduce the 2019 Pouilly-Fuissé Les Grands Climats, a medium to full-bodied, satiny and textural wine that's bright and sapid. As usual, it's a cuvée composed from a mix of expositions—northeast, northwest, north and south—and often harvested in two passages, early and late, which makes for a beautifully complete representation of the appellation." - 92pts Parker's Wine Advocate