Planted in 1942, Les Paules’ 98 rows of vines are divided into two plots: Paules Jeunes and Paules Vieilles. Alongside the Micault plot, Les Paules provides Clos Marey-Monopole with the “meat” of the final blend. It delivers the wine’s ample velvety qualities.
Creating a triangle shape of vines at the far top left of Clos Marey-Monge, the particular soil composition of Les Paules’ two parcels, Paules Vieilles and Paules Jeunes, creates the Clos’ shallowest soil structure. The presence of large limestone rocks help rainwater to drain naturally through the soil, encouraging an early ripening of its grapes.
Les Paules: High clay content, low limestone content favors producing a strong bodied wine with very silky tannins
Planted in 1942, some replanting were performed in 2001. The 98 rows of Les Paules occupy three hectares (17 per cent) of the total surface area in the Clos Marey-Monge.
Lumpy red-brown limestone soil with rolled pebbles
Clay 38%, Silt 26%, Sand 36%
Internal surface area: 300m2/g
Brown clay-limestone soil
Clay 36%, Silt 28%, Sand 36%
Internal surface area: 392m2/g
Layer of large limestone rocks from the Dheune Valley evacuation cone
Area 3ha (Paules Vieilles: 1ha 28a 70ca; Paules Jeunes 1ha 56a 40ca)
Rows 98 (Paules Vieilles), 84 (Paules Jeunes)
Planted 1942 (Paules Vieilles), 1914 (Paules Jeunes, replanted in 2001)
Percentage of Clos Marey-Monge 17%
Pruning Method Guyot-Poussard
Geological Report 2017: Up close and personal with Les Paules
Seven Terroirs: The plot map of Clos Marey-Monge