Type: White Wine
Domaine Cheveau is situated in the hamlet of Solutré-Pouilly in the heart of the appellation of Pouilly-Fuissé. The domaine was established by André Cheveau in 1950. His grandsons, Nicolas and Julien are now running this fourteen-hectare estate. The vineyard holdings are predominantly located in and around Solutré-Pouilly but extend into Davayé in the Maconnais and Saint Amour in the Beaujolais. The vineyards dedicated to Chardonnay are composed of the classic clay – limestone composition that provides the perfect ambience to produce the grand wines of Burgundy.
Harvesting is done by hand and the wines are fermented and vinified parcel-by-parcel. Fermentation and aging is done either in barrel or stainless steel tank, depending on the particular terroir of each site.
This wine is made from a 1-hectare parcel in Davayé, right on the border with Pouilly. Fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks and left to age on the fine lees for 8 months. Planted in 2011, the vines are quite young, which is evident in this wine. Lively, with aromas of pear and orchard fruit, pronounced minerality and excellent balance.