Domaine Guy & Yvan Dufouleur Pommard Les Vaumuriens
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Average age of the vines is 40 years.
- The soil is brown calcareous and limestone soils, presence of Oxfordian marl.
- The geographical location of the two plots are located above the village facing due south, very rugged, 20% slope with an airplane propeller.
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Elaboration: The harvested grapes are carefully sorted in the winery. Enzymage, yeasting, cold pre-fermentation maceration for one week, daily pigeage, warm maceration. Aged for 12 months in oak barrels, of which 1/3 new, malolactic fermentation in barrels, then assembly in stainless steel tanks for 3 months. Light filtration to bring more clarity and aromatic purity.
Tasting Notes: Ruby-purple color with mauve gleams, aroma of blackberries, redcurrant, cherry stone. A feline and wild evolution is not uncommon over time. Orientation towards leather, chocolate, pepper. A wine to be allowed to age a little so that it opens fully. Wine for laying down.
2017 – 88-90 Vinous
2018 – 93 Wine Enthusiast
Domaine Guy & Yvan Dufouleur was established on the slopes of Nuits-Saint-Georges in 1596, and is currently managed by Yvan Dufouleur and his uncle Xavier. The Dufouleur family sold the negociant arm of their business, “Dufouleur Père et Fils,” in 2006, wanting to focus exclusively on estate bottled wines. Four hundred years is a long time for any winery, and through the centuries the family has acquired a whopping 28 hectares of prime vineyard sites extending from Fixin to Santenay. This portfolio includes the exclusive ownership of Fixin Clos du Chapitre Premier Cru. Farming is natural, and cellar work is hands-off. These sensory, revelatory wines are a must for anyone interested in distinctive Burgundy.