Ideally situated at the foot of the famous rock of Solutré, in the hamlet of Pouilly, is Les Vins Trouillet Lebeau. The estate was founded by Jean Guérin, who took over 4 hectares of share-cropped land from his father, Jules, and worked it for 45 years. Today the winery extends over 20 hectares and is owned and managed by Jean's grandson & 4th generation vintner William Trouillet, who is helped by his mother (and Jean's daughter) Marie-Agnès.
La Roche de Solutre
Vines are grown sustainably & in line with the requirements of the INAO (French agricultural regulatory organization). Tillage is largely carried out to encourage underground life and root development, so as to obtain the richness and minerality required for wines of great quality. The vines average 40 to 50 years old and are planted on clay-limestone soil in 6 villages surrounding the domaine: Soluté-Pouilly, Fuissé, Loché, Vinzelles, Leynes, and Davayé.
In the cellar, grapes are pressed gently using a pneumatic press and decanted rigorously for 24 hours, in order to obtain clear, pure grape juice. All vintages are vinified in oak vats, large barrels or casks from Burgundy, fully respecting the required temperatures in order to maintain all of the freshness and finesse of Chardonnay. The wines benefit from the exceptional terroir, which produces a wide range of dry and fruity wines with great complexity.