Having looked after his family property for several years, Denis started his own entreprise in 2005 with 1 hectare in Viré Clessé. Still in his thirties, Denis is emerging as one of the most exciting winemakers in the Macônnais, where he follows the principles of bio-dynamic viticulture. Today he also produces stunning wines from vines in Pouilly-Fuissé.
Vineyard & Vinification Note
Anchored in the villages of Solutre and Vergisson between 350 and 450 meters above sea level, these vines produce wines of great finesse.
Vines: 45 years old
Soil: Marnes du Lias (Jurassique inférieur)
Exposure : East and South-East
Harvest: by hand in 20kg crates, whole bunch pressing
Vinification and ageing: indigenous yeasts in new, 1, 2,3 and 4 years old barrels
Fresh nose with aromas of citrus fruit, white flowers, ripe yellow fruit. Full-bodied and structured, it has ripe tropical fruits, apricots and peaches as well as a more tangy, mineral texture. Very elegant and balanced wine.
A worthy follow-up to the terrific 2016, Jeandeau’s 2017 Pouilly-Fuissé Secret Minéral unfurls in the glass with notes of fresh peach, white flowers, citrus oil, mandarin and warm pastry. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, satiny and elegant, with a fleshy core, racy acids and a long, precise finish. This is a little more giving and extroverted than the tensile 2016, but it’s just as fine. 94 Points, William Kelley, August 2019
This wine will be perfect with seafood mussels, clams, prawns, oysters, lobster, sushi and carpaccio