Champagne Pouillon Les Terres Froides Chardonnay 1er Cru 750ml
From a single location in Tauxières, base 2014, 30% reserve wines, smoky, concentrated, precise, enormously powerful, mineral, still very youthful.
Score: 94 points -- Gerhard Eichelmann, "Welt am Sonntag", November, 2018
R(oger) Pouillon is a highly interesting 15 hectares family domaine based in Mareuil-sur-Ay. Operated by Fabrice and Elodie Pouillon in the third generation, the domaine cultivates 68 parcels in total in several villages of the (Petite) Montagne de Reims (Ecueil) and the Marne Valley (Ay, Epernay, Les Mesnil-sur-Oger et al.). They switched to biodynamic farming in 2003 and ferment each parcel on its own partly in oak (tonneaux and pièces), partly in stainless steel. The wines are medium to full-bodied and serious Champagnes that are always clear, well structured and mostly really dry. Some of them would benefit from further bottle age, whereas the wines that were dosed with seven grams are rather fruit-intense and round crowd-pleasers.