Domaine des Gerbeaux is a small estate created in 1896 by Jean-Michel Drouin’s grandfather Jacques Charvet. Domaine des Gerbeaux was created by his son Xavier, the 5th generation of winemakers within the family. An estate of 17 acres located in the village of Solutre, dependent of the commune of Fuisse and the small village of Pouilly. The average age of the vines is between 35 and 45 years old with parcels as old as 90 years. The main part of the estate is in the appellation Pouilly-Fuisse with 12 acres. A small parcel is in Saint Veran and the rest is in Macon Village, with the addition of some common vines. The estate is farmed organically following traditional methods. Harvests are done by hand, in small lots. Most of the wines are aged in French oak barrels. Domaine des Gerbeaux, which has been regularly awarded for more than a decade with a few Decanter selections, applies passion, a constant drive for perfection, and innovation in their winemaking process to bring us wines of exceptional quality.
Ripe, complex and concentrated fruit flavors – green apple, pear, apricot and lemon curd. The neutral oak aging adds structure and roundness without adding oak flavors, and allows for secondary aromas and flavors to develop – brioche and a hint of earthiness. Vibrant acidity is present throughout, balancing the fruit providing a cutting edge that keeps this wine balanced and clean.