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NV Champagne R. Pouillon Solera Extra Brut Premier Cru

Champagne, France

A phenomenal expression of a single site Champagne told over more than two decades. Extraordinary powerful and long.

HIGH SCORE

$230.00

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About
 It’s a brilliant, emphatic and distinct wine.

96 Points - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

This is arguably Fabrice Pouillon's finest wine and definitely his rarest.

In 1997 a solera was established for a single plot in Premier Cru Mareuil sur Aÿ. Every year 10% new juice is added to this single 4000L barrel and 10% is siphoned off to bottle. An equal split between Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, this wine gives you the clearest picture of terroir as told over decades.

It's powerful and incredibly complex, a rare beauty. Only 30 bottles made it to Australia this year.

About Champagne R. Pouillon

Champagne R. Pouillon was founded by Roger Pouillon in 1947.

Today, the Domaine is managed by Roger's grandson, Fabrice, who continues to hand-craft each cuveé using traditional methods. Each grape is picked by hand, the wines all pressed in an ancient wooden basket press, every one of his 40 parcels is vinified separately - it's a time-honoured, hands-on approach that is producing superlative wines. 

Fabrice farms some of the finest terroirs in Champagne, including Ay Grand Cru, Mareuil-sur-Ay, Mutigny, Epernay. He began conversion to organic farming in 2003. Since then, the wines have garnered plenty of acclaim for their complexity, purity, and translation of terroir.

R. Pouillon is one of the most outstanding producers in Champagne today.

Fabrice & James Pouillon
Fabrice & James Pouillon
Champagne, France
Additional Info

From The Producer

18 different vintages that are added successively to the blend according to the Solera method. This blend, which is the antithesis of “vintage”, offers a timeless vision of our terroir.

Blend : Pinot Noir (65%), Chardonnay (15%), Pinot Meunier (20%)
ABV : 12.00%
Closure : Cork
Bottle Size : 750ml

Fabrice in the cellar
Fabrice in the cellar
Champagne, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

97Points
The Wine Front

"The solera collects wine from 1997 to 2016 for this wine. It’s a bit more bright, leaner and lively, in a way, than the incredible 2019 disgorgement. That being said, it is still profoundly complex. Just maybe missing, for me, the depth and savouriness of the previous release.Epic length and persistence, extreme power and detail. A Champagne that touts complexity, layers and an experience over the simple visceral experience of most. It’s fino sherry, oyster shell, honeyed toast, green apple juice, blackcurrant and grilled nuts. In all that, a core, at full velocity, of ripping, shredding saline acidity. Wow. It’s so compact and so much is oscillating in that space. Refreshing to the nth. It’s a brilliant, emphatic and distinct wine." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up at 12pm from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri). Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday or Friday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

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FaQs

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