The non vitnage R. Pouillon Grande Vallee Brut is a blend of multiple vintages, blending parcels from the communes of Avenay, Épernay, Festigny, Mareuil, and Mutigny. It's predominantly Pinot Noir (65%), with 20% Pinot Meunier and 15% Chardonnay. Unusually, instead of a combination of yeast and sugar being added to referment the base wine, Fabrice uses unfermented grape juice.
This Champgne is brightly fruited and abundantly creamy, showing wonderful florals and a chalky texture in the mouth, with vibrant acid. A perfect accompaniment to food, or enjoyable in a glass on its own.
Complex and nutty but with fresh strawberry, citrus (orange and white chocolate) and subtle peach. Lots of tiny dancing bubbles, a saline character and ‘minerality’, dry with fresh strawberry and a yeasty dry finish of precision and excellent length. Terrific