Domaine des Gerbeaux

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Nestled in the village of Solutré-Pouilly, close to the famous Rock of Solutré, Domaine des Gerbeaux is owned and run by Béatrice and Jean-Michel Drouin, who took over the domain in 1979. The Drouins have been making wine in Burgundy for over a century and Jean-Michel is producing some of the best and most distinctive wines in the Mâconnais region, all in very small quantities (barely 5,000 cases a year). Béatrice also comes from a vineyard owning family and between them, they have a collection of over forty small parcels of vines spread around Mâcon, St. Véran, Pouilly, and Solutré: 15 acres altogether of prime vineyard sites. Harvesting is entirely by hand using small baskets, no pesticides or herbicides are used and fermentation temperature control is rigorous. These are generous, fruit-laden wines characterized by grapefruit and mineral flavors that can hold their own against much of the fancy Côte de Beaune. Jean-Michel is obsessive about every aspect of his winemaking. Viticulture is biodynamic in all but name.

Wines from Domaine des Gerbeaux

Domaine des Gerbeaux Mâcon-Solutré

Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Aging: 7 months in stainless steel tanks

A rich and complex wine with aromas of white and exotic fruits; on the palate, it is round and silky, mineral, with a smooth persistent finish on a white fruit nose. Enjoy by itself or with all seafood dishes.

Domaine des Gerbeaux Mâcon-Villages

Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Aging: 6 months in stainless steel tanks – Full malolactic

This 500 case production is unusually small because it’s mostly declassified old vines Mâcon-Chaintré — a far cry from the usual mass-production Mâcon-Villages. As such, this is a wine of pure pleasure, very elegant with aromatic, concentrated white flowers, firm limestone, crisp green apple, and exotic white fruits. Enjoy over the next 4 years by itself or with all your light dishes.

Domaine des Gerbeaux Pouilly-Fuissé “Vieilles Vignes − Terroir de Solutré”

Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Aging: 50% in older French oak barrels, 50% in stainless steel tanks for 8 months

A rollicking good time in the sunny 2019 vintage, allowing its gardenia-scented custard apple and mango fruits to come to the fore on both the generous nose and full-bodied palate without any delay in the cellar. Creamy, flinty accents mesh perfectly with the opulent texture before settling into a sleek, rainy stone slaked finish that’s long on tropical and nectarine fruits. Enjoy through 2026.

Domaine des Gerbeaux Tech Sheets:

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