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CHATEAU DES RONTETS - Pouilly Fuisse (Bio)

CHATEAU DES RONTETS - Pouilly Fuisse (Bio)

Land: Frankrijk
Regio: Pouilly-Fuissé

Château des Rontets

Excerpts from abbot Glaneur's Fuissé parish register (1858):
“ Rontets estate. This estate, created by Mr. Claude Nonain who died while abbot in Fuissé in 1819, was confiscated in 1793 (during the French revolution) for the benefit of the nation but was not sold. In 1844 at my arrival in Fuissé it belonged to Mr. Terrier former head teacher in Mâcon as a result of his marriage with one of Mr. Nonain's grandnieces. [...] Mr Nonain, I've been told, in a period of famine cleared Rontets' land: to do so he employed the poor people of his parish and provided them the bread they were missing. At the end of 1848 Mr. Terrier sold this estate for 8,000 francs to Mr. Liaut, wine mercant in Lyon who replaced Mr. Nonain's small houses with the present beautiful house and its annexes. A few years later Mr. Liaut sold this estate which after two different owners belongs today to Mr. Varambon, lawyer in Lyon.”

Ever since, the Rontets Estate has remained in the same family and in 1995 Claire Gazeau, François Varambon's great-granddaughter, moved to Fuissé to take care of it with her husband Fabio Montrasi.

Today the Château des Rontets estate includes a Clos of 5,6 hectares in the lieu-dit Les Rontets and a plot of half a hectare in the former lieu-dit Pierrefolle, both within the district of Fuissé. The estate also includes half a hectare in the lieu-dit Côte de Besset, within the district of Saint-Amour. Château des Rontets produces three cuvées of Pouilly-Fuissé and one of Saint-Amour. All its wines are certified organic.

Les Rontets
Situated at an altitude of 350 meters above sea level, Les Rontets climat is on the top of the hill which closes the valley of Fuissé towards the south. This is where we grow the grapes producing the Pouilly-Fuissé cuvées Clos Varambon and Les Birbettes.

The bedrock is composed of hard limestone from the Jurassic period and is from 1.30 to 1.60 meters deep. The tillable soil layer at its surface is very thin (20 centimeters at its deepest) and is composed of silt and silty clay, with very high presence of stones and silica. Between these two layers lies a sort of "layer kake" consisting of marl and friable limestones, superimposed horizontally with different density and inclination.

These characteristics guarantee very good drainage and the development of the roots, which can go down between the stones following their cracks. Here ploughing is absolutely capital, in order to allow the vines to reduce climatical variations and stress from lack of water. Within the Clos are planted 5.5 hectares of vines on a light slope increasing gradually as it approaches the woods separating them from the village of Fuissé. They are mostly north-south oriented and benefit from a very good exposure to the sun, thanks to their dominant position and to the absence of shadows from above.

This altitude setting also accounts for an important daily temperature range. At the end of summer we often record a difference of many degrees between day and night: a very positive thing favouring gradual ripening and the preservation of good acidity even in the warmest and earliest vintages.



CHATEAU DES RONTETS - POUILLY-FUISSE LES BIRBETTES

CHATEAU DES RONTETS - POUILLY-FUISSE LES BIRBETTES

Wijnjaar: 2013
Regio: Pouilly-Fuissé
Type: Witte wijn
Druif: Chardonnay.


Pouilly-Fuissé Les Birbettes"The dames of the inns have adopted three ways to depict old age: at fifty five, it's a birbon; at sixty, it's a birbe; after this fatal term, ...

Prijs: € 35,75
Biowijn
Volume: 0.75 L

CHATEAU DES RONTETS - POUILLY-FUISSE LES BIRBETTES ( 1.5L )

CHATEAU DES RONTETS - POUILLY-FUISSE LES BIRBETTES ( 1.5L )

Wijnjaar: 2011
Regio: Pouilly-Fuissé
Type: Witte wijn
Druif: Chardonnay.


Pouilly-Fuissé Les Birbettes"The dames of the inns have adopted three ways to depict old age: at fifty five, it's a birbon; at sixty, it's a birbe; after this fatal term, ...

Prijs: € 71,85
Biowijn
Volume: 1.50 L