Mâcon-Villages `Les Sardines`

Mâconnais

Domaine Robert-Denogent

Claude Denogent inherited his father’s vines in 1922. He and his wife later...

bought a property nestled between the communes of Fuissé and Soultré-Pouilly, which is where the domaine is located today. In 1971, Claude’s daughter Andrée and her husband Robert took over the property while today it is their son, Jean-Jacques, and his son Nicolas, who run the domaine. The Denogents have five hectares across three appellations: Mâcon Villages, Saint-Véran and Pouilly-Fuissé. They practice sustainable viticulture and instead of using herbicides, they grass between the rows to prevent erosion and to retain moisture during hot vintages.

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Vineyards

The Denogents have five hectares across three appellations: Mâcon Villages, Saint-Véran and Pouilly-Fuissé. They practice sustainable viticulture and instead of using herbicides, they grass between the rows to prevent erosion and to retain moisture during hot vintages.

Vintage Information

2015 experienced a warm summer with little rainfall, which brought the harvest forward. The grapes were harvested at full ripeness and the resulting wines are full bodied but still showcase Denogent’s quintessential delicate finesse.

Vinification

All of the wines are made in the same way, so the individuality of each wine is derived solely from the vineyard. The grapes are hand harvested and pressed directly into 228 litre French oak barrels for fermentation and malolactic fermentation. They spend around 18 to 30 months ageing in barrel (12-15% new), with the rest in one to two-year-old barrels without battonage.

Tasting Notes

Aromas of red apple intertwined with toasty oak and brioche. The palate is precise with superb definition and intenisty. It has racy acidity and a long finish.

Vintage Information

Vintage 2015
Grape varieties 100% Chardonnay
Region Mâconnais, Burgundy
Winemaker Jean-Jacques Robert, Nicolas Robert and Antoine Robert