The vineyards at Bouchié Chatellier
have been toiled by the family for 4 generations.
Domaine Bouchié Chatellier is quite probably the most
outstanding producer in Pouilly Fumé, sitiated right next door to
Didier Dagueneau who received a cult following for his Sauvignon
wines, so it goes without saying that the potential of this
producer is exemplary.
Planted on Silex soils, which contains a high proportion of
flint which stores and reflects heat well, providing levels of
ripeness above others in similar climates as well as giving the
wine an incredibly rich flinty minerality.
They work "Selection Massale", replanting the vines when
necessary with cuttings from exceptional old vines from the same or
nearby vineyards. This is an ancient practice, of propogating
vineyard's that have been replaced with vine clone nurseries as
this benefits in the long term and helps to increase the
individuality and uniqueness of the wine.
The vineyards are sited at the top of the hill overlooking the
gentle slopes down towards the Loire River and offer superb
panoramic views. The oldest vines are around 65 years, and as with
tradition are pruned single Guyot or Cordon Royat.
The winery is operated on a 3 level gravity flow system, using
traditional white wine vinification methods.