Pouilly-Fuissé 1er Cru, “Aux Bouthières”
Cheveau owns a parcel of 30-year-old Chardonnay in the vineyard “Aux Bouthières”—upgraded to premier cru status in the historic 2020 reclassification. Situated in the commune of Solutré-Pouilly very close to premier cru “Pouilly,” Bouthières contains richer soil with a higher clay content than some of its neighbors, thus producing a wine built more around breadth and power than minerality. Still, its underlying limestone core shines through strongly. This cuvée spends 12 months in 600-liter barrels on its fine lees followed by an additional 12 months in stainless steel.