Iconic Producer in Burgundy: 2021 Domaine Poulleau Pere Et Fils Les Prevoles Beaune
Tucked in the tiny village Volnay, behind Domaine de Montille, and Michel Lafarge (imagine if if you could count them as your neighbors) likes the cellars of Domaine Poulleau Pere et Fils The Poulleau family has crafted quality Burgundy since the 1960s. Established by husband and wife Michel and Jacqueline, their son Thierry and his wife Florence have since taken the reins. The grapes for this 100% Pinot Noir come from the beautiful 3-acre vineyard Les Prevoles located in Beaune. Walk through the vineyard, and you’ll feel like you’re in paradise on earth among the 50-year-old vines that thrive in soils of clay, limestone, and marl.
The Poulleau’s harvest the grapes manually, choosing only the best for this wine that’s then handled by the experts who produce an oak-aged wine that perfectly reflects its terroir. The greatest care is taken in bottling this rich and supple Burgundy before Domaine Poulleau allows it to leave the cellars. What you’ll find in the bottle is an elegant red wine. Wine Enthusiast has called past vintages of the wine “pristine.” We think this vintage is the same.
When it comes to choosing our Burgundy favorites, it’s tough. There are so many excellent producers. But if you want us to choose a favorite under-the-radar producer from Burgundy, that’s a little easier. Domaine Père et Fils is a family that, simply put, makes great Burgundy that you must experience.