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Vinification and Cuvées

Grape harvest date : is set for each plot according to three factors (sugar and acidity levels, and tasting the grapes).
These parameters determine the optimum harvesting date.
Sorting the grapes :
- In the vineyard, manually
- While loading the press.
- The must is also selected according to the first analysis.

Terroirs : Classified into two categories to obtain perfect harmony.
Tradition and new techniques enable the production of a wide range of cuvées. The standards of excellence required by foreign countries are rigorously applied during the bottling process and in the laboratory by our oenologist.

A Family of Vinegrowers

As well as the experience handed down by four generations of vinegrowers, all the members of the family
have been trained in great wine estates. When Bernard Bouchié left the village school he already knew
how to prune vines, but he wanted to learn more. He thus went to study wine in Beaune and worked
in the Hospices de Beaune vineyards. Then he worked for a well-known Champagne House before
heading for the vineyards of the South of France. He came back from the School of Agronomy in
Montpellier as a qualified oenologist. Arnaud, Bernard's son, also spent a few years in Burgundy studying
oenology and the wine trade. Now he is as passionately devoted to the family business as his father.
The family's working methods give the wines their unique character
which distinguishes them from other Pouilly-Fumés.

La Renardière

Accounts for a large part of our production. The terroir brings out the typical characteristic aromas of the Blanc Fumé (Sauvignon) with underlying gunflint notes. Harmony on the palate and long finish. As the wine ages, yellow fruit aromas develop.
Characteristics : aromatic nose, fresh, fruity structure with good length.
Ageing potential : Will improve with age (3 - 5 years), which is excellent for a Loire wine.

Argile à S

A limited cuvee from several parcels of our best grapes, grown on calcareous soils. This gives finesse, complexity and roundness to the wines.
Perhaps a more "feminine" style ? Modern label and packaging
for the wine lover who is looking for something with a difference.

Premier Millésimé

special reserve

 

variety : 100% Blanc Fumé  (Sauvignon)

origin : selection of grapes  golden on the sunny sidehand picking

soil : shelly flint clay of the  kimmeridgian period, located
on SAINT-ANDELAIN  hill, overlooking the Loire river.
Traditional vine management, land cultivation

Vinification : separately
- Gravity feeding (screwless bin)
- Progressive pneumatic pressing
- Static must settling
- Skin maceration
- Thermo-regulated fermentation for 3 weeks
- Selection on fine lees after homogenization
- Special  “seduction” bottle
- Cork: 49x 24, vintaged natural cork
- Short sealing cap showing the vintage printed on the cork
- One year maturation to perfect finesse
- Volume : 10 000 bottles

Pouilly Fumé La Renardière

Variety : 100% Blanc Fumé (Sauvignon)

Surface area : of the estate 12 hectares

Origin : family owned estate for 3 generations

Soil :
shelly flint clay of the  kimmeridgian period located on SAINT-ANDELAIN  hill, overlooking the Loire river.
Traditional vine management, land cultivation

Rootstocks :3 309-SO4 and 161-49 (low yield)

Production : 50 Hl/Ha average
Average of 30 year old vine stocks

 

Vinification:
- separate for each plot according to grape maturity
- Gravity feeding (screwless bin)
- Progressive pneumatic pressing
- Static must settling at low temperature
- Thermo-regulated fermentation for 3 weeks
- Two-level underground cellar with air-conditioning
- Selection on fine lees after homogenization
- Burgundy bottle, russet colour
- Natural cork
- Export sale 60%
- Staff : 7 people

Four generations of vinegrowers

Distributors throughout France and all over the world

BOUCHIE CHATELLIER - scea - LA RENARDIERE - ST ANDELAIN - 58150 POUILLY-SUR-LOIRE - FRANCE
Tél. : 0033 (0)3.86.39.14.01 - Fax : 0033 (0)3.86.39.05.18 - Email : pouilly.fume.bouchie.chatellier@wanadoo.fr
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