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  • 4/12/2020


    2020: Pouilly Fuissé Premiers Crus are born!

    At Domaine Merlin, our 2020 Premiers Crus are being matured in the cellar and by spring 2022 we will be able to offer you

    • Pouilly-Fuissé Premier Cru SUR LA ROCHE (Vergisson)
    • Pouilly-Fuissé Premier Cru EN France Clos de France (Vergisson)
    • Pouilly-Fuissé Premier Cru AUX VIGNERAIS (Solutré)
    • Pouilly-Fuissé Premier Cru LES CHEVRIERES (Chaintré)

    We are very happy to be able to claim for the first time our Pouilly-Fuissé 1ers Crus on this 2020 vintage of exceptional quality.

    For more information consult our news.

    Domaine Merlin News: Pouilly-Fuissé Premiers Crus are born!
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Work in the vineyards at Domaine Merlin


The best example of the winegrower’s state of mind is fallow land. At the Merlin’s estate, between 5 and 10% of the land is not cultivated. After a vine has been pulled up, the soil is left to rest for 4 to 5 years. 


Ploughing is essential


The base of our new plants is made from our best old vines to preserve the genetics of this heritage. For more than 30 years, we have chosen to plough the most accessible plots with a tractor, and with a horse for the less accessible plots like Moulin-à-Vent or plots in Vergisson. Beginning in May,  the soil around the vines is diged over by hand to minimise weed competition. 

Chardonnay, mon cher Chardonnay


Here, the Chardonnay is arched for a better distribution of the vegetation. Spring pruning is necessary to limit the accumulation of foliage and grapes. The vine is a liana. Its trellising is essential for its cultivation and protects it from fungal diseases.

Harvesting the fruit of a year's work 


Harvesting is done by hand, in crates, adapting to the maturity of each plot. In autumn, as soon as the leaves fall, pruning can begin. The choice of wood is decisive for the quality and quantity of the future harvest. Respectful pruning perpetuates the vineyard. To promote microbial life in the soil, we provide organic fertilizer as manure and compost.

Ploughing by horse at Domaine Merlin


Moulin à Vent La Rochelle - The four seasons with Domaine Merlin


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3 cépages / 22 hectares

Chardonnay 18.5 hectares, Pinot Noir 1.75 hectares, Gamay 1.75 hectares

145 000 / 180 000

Nombre de bouteilles produites à l'année

17 cuvées

13 cuvées de vin blanc et 4 cuvées de vin rouge

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