Domaine du Clos des Rocs own 30% of the AOC, including the monopole Clos that gives the producer its name—the top site in the village. They produce in a classical style, using all organic methods, non-manipulative wine-making and minimal use of new oak (including some extra-large 500 hl barrels to ensure no woody flavors). We have tasted the wines for several vintages now and have been impressed with everything. The Mâcon's best wines are intensely minerally, but also full of concentrated fruit. Like a blend of Chablis and Meursault. These wines do exactly that, but with a finesse and elegance that we're not so used to from the Macon. The pricing is incredible. We've been frustrated by rising prices in next door Pouilly-Fuissé—a trend that will only accelerate with the pending introduction of premier crus — and are happy to see that Pouilly-Loché has remained so affordable, despite having wines that are easily as good as the best that Fuissé can offer.
What importer Rosenthal Wine Merchant has to say about this wine...
Two small parcels of 40-year vines, planted on noble clay and situated northwest of the hamlet of Loché, are the source of the grapes for this wine . Elevage is split evenly between steel cuve and neutral oak barrel. Intensely mineral with a bright acidity and fine aromatics, this “Loché” opens up early and is perhaps the most precocious of the various offerings from this appellation.
Aromatic , Elegant , Fruity