The Aux Bouthières, like its little brother, has is elegant while taking the richness up an octave, if not two. Beautiful rich honeyed and buttered stonefruit on the nose while the palate is textural, complex and very well balanced. This medium-bodied, classic Pouilly-Fuissé has a note of salinity while the zesty citrus and acidity keeps everything fresh.
The vieilles vignes (mature vines) Chardonnay enjoy a higher altitude that most in Burgundy, between 250 and 500 metres above sea level. This combination gives the wines a complexity and freshness. The old vines are harvested by hand before being fermented on wood, aged on lees and then, when the vinification is complete, left to age for 12 months in oak.
NOTE: Due to be classified Premier Cru in 2019
'This is high-end Pouilly-Fuissé, and the vineyards, which total 4.2 hectares, are ideally situated in the shadow of Roche du Solutre. The domaine was purchased in 2017 by the Parinet family of Château du Moulin-à-Vent. (The wines) are very fine expressions of white Burgundy, with lovely texture and mouthfeel.' Jamie Goode, Wine Anorak, October 2018
'This is the Puilly outpost of the Parinet family of Ch du Moulin-à-Vent. According to Édouard Parinet, this site will be recognised as a premier cru this year. Deep clay soils, no limestone. Bottled December 2018.
A little more creamy/mealy than the En Bertilionne, a little less spice in the aroma. Fuller in the mouth, more power and intensity to the fruit but no loss of freshness. This is very classy Pouilly-Fuissé with a long finish and good ageing potential even though it's delicious – if young – now. Good Value.'
17 points, Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com, January 2019.