Vineyard & ageing
The average age of the vines is 25 years with a density of plantation of 7,000 to 8,300 plants per hectare. The crop is sorted in the cellar and transported by conveyor belt. The grapes are pressed slowly with separation of the juices, followed by ageing on the fine lees for 5 months.
The origins of the wines of Pouilly date back to the Gallo-roman era. The wines were drunk with great enjoyment by kings as early as the 13th century. The vineyard today covers just over 1,200 hectares (2,965 acres), and its dry, fruity wines display remarkably all the typicity and complexity of the Sauvignon Blanc varietal on different clay-limestone soils.