Our objective is to produce grapes with the best possible maturity in the most natural way possible:
Reducing fertilizers in favour of those which are organic and of natural origin (manure).
The pruned vine shoots are ground into the earth and mixed in with the soil during ploughing in order to return organic matter to the terroir.
The pruning and management of the vines are carried out to spread out the vegetation as much as possible over a row of vines. In this way the clusters are more aerated and receive more sun, which will result in much better maturity.
Special attention is paid to controlling yields and to the ripening conditions. Green harvesting and leaf thinning are therefore carried out according to each vintage.
The Domaine des Fines Caillottes
Son and grandson of Jean Pabiot, Alain and Jérôme manage the Domaine des Fines Caillottes.
Planted with the Sauvignon Blanc grape variety, the Domaine covers 30 hectares (75 acres), i.e. 30 parcels of different sizes spread over 5 district areas within the Pouilly-Fumé appellation.
The terroirs, mainly clay limestone, are therefore very varied: white limestone pebbles known as "caillottes", marl with small fossilized oysters (kimmeridgian) and flint. This diversity of terroirs gives the estate’s wines their aromatic complexity.
Our commitment to sustainable development is certified:
- TERRA VITIS , for respect of nature and Man and who craft wines to please the taste buds.
- HIGH ENVIRONMENTAL VALUE (H.V.E. level 3) for respect of biodiversity and reduction of inputs. Level 3 is the highest level.
This means fewer treatments, at a lower dose, favoring the most environmentally friendly products, the planned abandonment of weeds killers and total traceability of our practices.
« The stamp of French vinegrower-winemakers who respect nature, Man and wine. »
Our underground cellar dates from the 19th century. In this exceptional setting, the temperature variations are minimal.
Originally, these are eight separate galleries that Jean Pabiot began to communicate in 1947.
Today, by combining technology and tradition, we have kept this ideal framework for the production and conservation of wines while allowing it to be functional.
Through this maze of galleries, we can accommodate (by appointment) groups of 20 - 30 people.