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.
The 'Les Clos Reyssié' vineyard is characterised by deep clay soils, which produce grapes with a deep richness of flavour. The Denogents' vineyards have an average vine age of 70 years, with many as old as 80-90 years old. The gentle slopes help provide the well-positioned rows with ideal levels of sunlight and warmth. With a focus on preserving the area's ecology, the Denogents encourage microbial activity in the soil by providing aeration through regular ploughing and retaining natural ground cover. The viticulture work throughout the year is done manually and the grapes are hand harvested at the time of picking.
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.
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 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.
The nose is buttery with floral notes which blossoms into yellow plums and apples on the palate. The palate is rich and round with mouth watering acidity and concentration.
|Grape varieties||100% Chardonnay|
|Winemaker||Jean-Jacques Robert, Nicolas Robert and Antoine Robert|
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