Pierrefolle

Pierrefolle

Appellation: Pouilly-Fuissé
Varietal: Chardonnay
Vineyards: Single .5 hectare parcel
Orientation: Eastern hilltop exposure
Average age of vines: 45 years
Principal soil type: Granitic bedrock

Pierrefolle is made from the only vineyard situated outside the Clos. Although only a small distance away, it is nevertheless different in that it enjoys an east facing exposure and is warmer due to its being sheltered from the north wind. It also has different geological origins, siting on granitic bedrock rather than the clay/limestone of the Clos.

Pierrefolle is always sustained by a precise mineral expression and citrus aromatic notes. Thanks to the fairly high percentage of muscaté Chardonnay plants, it furthermore develops almost exotic notes in overripe vintages.

Pierrefolle fact sheet (PDF)

Regions

France

Beaujolais
Burgundy
Champagne
Montagne de Reims Emmanuel Brochet Côte des Bars Domaine Marie Courtin Valleé de la Marne Flavien Nowack
Southwest
Côtes du Marmandais Élian Da Ros
Jura
Languedoc
Terrasses du Larzac Domaine du Pas de L’Escalette Saint Chinian Domaine Rimbert
Loire
Provence
Rhône

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PierrefolleFrom the granite soils that are deeper and contain more silt, not dissimilar to those of Vinzelles. The east-facing soils have a better exposure than the Clos Varambon …

Les BirbettesThe name derives from Italian slang for a “rascal,” comes from the oldest vines in the clos, a majority planted after phylloxera in the 1920s and the remainder just after World War II.

Saint-Amour Côte de BessetThe Saint-Amour, Côte de Besset is a pure and transparent expression of its high elevation origins and granitic subsoil…