Bourgogne Blanc lovers (indeed all Chardonnay lovers) should make sure that Domaine Du Roc Des Boutires is on their radar. This six-bottle selection (4 x Villages and 2 x lieu dits) shows off Pouilly-Fuissé in a wonderfully generous vintage and highlights the pleasures of single-site wines.
This six-bottle selection contains the following...
4 x Domaine Du Roc Des Boutires Roc Des Boutires 2017
1 x Domaine Du Roc Des Boutires Vers Cras 2017
1 x Domaine Du Roc Des Boutires Aux Chailloux 2017
In his Burgundy 2017 article for Gourmet Traveller WINE, Tim Atkin MW mentions two things that piqued our interest. The first, that the 2017 white wines of Mâconnais are ‘swimming pool wines. If you don’t have a pool, at least you can open a few bottles.’ The second is that he listed Domaine du Roc des Boutires in his Top 25 Côte d’Or White Wine Producers.
Jamie Goode, too, is impressed. ‘This is high-end Pouilly-Fuissé’, he writes of Domaine Du Roc Des Boutires in his article where he describes the wines as ‘epic Pouilly-Fuissés.’
Blend of seven sites. Fermented in tank. Bottled December 2018. Impressive intensity for a village wine, lots of bright citrus and freshness. Pure fruited and well sustained with a stony, mouth-watering aftertaste. Good Value.
16 points, Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com, January 2019.
This is the Puilly outpost of the Parinet family of Ch du Moulin-à-Vent. According to Édouard Parinet, this site will be recognised as a premier cru this year. Deep clay soils, no limestone. Bottled December 2018.
A little more creamy/mealy than the En Bertilionne, a little less spice in the aroma. Fuller in the mouth, more power and intensity to the fruit but no loss of freshness. This is very classy Pouilly-Fuissé with a long finish and good ageing potential even though it's delicious – if young – now. Good Value.
17 points, Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com, January 2019.
The 2017 Pouilly-Fuissé Vers Cras bursts with aromas of fresh peaches, golden orchard fruits, Meyer lemon and nutmeg. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, ample and enveloping, with a textural attack, a fleshy core and an expansive finish. This is a generous, elegantly textural Vers Cras that is already drinking well.
91 points, William Kelley, August 2019.