Each year this is a blend of crus from all of Pouillon’s holdings and is composed of roughly 65% pinot noir, 20% pinot meunier, and 15% chardonnay. This cuvée has evolved over time and improved in quality to better reflect the evolution of the domaine at large. Today the "Réserve" Brut is fermented with native yeasts predominantly in neutral barrique, with 20% fermented in enameled tank. Elevage continues a minimum of 6-8 months before the wine is blended with the previous vintage and the "perpetual cuvée" to be refermented in bottle. You won’t be disappointed since Pouillon constantly produces refine ethereal wines.
The Pouillon family has had a long history of growing grapes, but it wasn’t until 1947 when Roger Pouillon, his wife, Bernadette, and his uncle, Louis Baulant, a well-known winemaker and consultant in the region decided to produce their own wine. Fast forward to the ’60s when Roger Pouillon’s son James Pouillon began to modernize the cellar. By 1998 Fabrice Pouillon, James son joined the family business after studying business, and enology. Today Fabrice is fully interested in the health of the vineyards. Fabrice has converted to organic and introduced biodynamic principles. Their vines are situated on both sides of the Marne Valley, at an altitude, chiefly facing south and east, the slopes of the vines of Ay and Mareuil-sur-Ay overlook the river’s right bank.