WINEMAKER WITHOUT COMPROMISE
The Pouillon family has been growing grapes in the region for over a century, but it wasn't until 1947 that Fabrice's grandfather, Roger Pouillon, decided to produce wine from his estate, along with his wife, Bernedette, and uncle, Louis Bolan, a well-known winemaker and consultant in the region. The estate continued to grow over the following decades as the vineyard contracts expired, allowing the family terroirs to return to the Pouillon estate. James Pouillon, Fabrice's father, joined the firm in 1964 and upgraded the basement with enamelled tanks and grease pallets. Fabrice joined his father in 1998 after earning a degree from the School of Business and Oenology, and he took the winery in an exciting new direction. Working in the grand cru of Ay, as well as in the Vallee de la Marne and Mount Reims, Fabrice creates articulate, expressive, terroir-based wines with intense aromas and complex flavors.