Domaine Denis Jeandeau
Pouilly Fuissé Vieilles Vignes, 2019

Having looked after his family property for several years, Denis started his own enterprise in 2005 with 1 hectare in Viré Clessé. Still in his thirties, Denis is emerging as one of the most exciting winemakers in the Mâconnais, where he follows the principles of biodynamic viticulture. Today he also produces stunning wines from vines in Pouilly-Fuissé.

Grape

100% Chardonnay

Vineyard & Vinification Note

Rooted in the village of Pouilly, these fifty-five-year-old vines benefit from an Eastern exposure. Mostly on clay soils, the wines reveal rich aromas and salty notes.
Vines: 55 years old
Soil: clay & limestone
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

Tasting Note

“The nose is pure, elegant, quite subdued to begin with and has hints of butter and lemon fruits. The palate is subtle, elegant but then develops in a persistant, structured wine with aromas of wild honey, yellow fruits, white flowers and finishes with an amazing, almost salty, mineral, and wonderfully delicate aftertaste.” Christophe Jeandeau, C&C

Wine Advocate

Bursting from the glass with aromas of fresh bread, crisp stone fruit, orange oil and white flowers, the 2019 Pouilly-Fuissé Vieilles Vignes is medium to full-bodied, satiny and layered, with a fleshy and enveloping core of fruit girdled by bright acids. This nicely balanced white was vinified and matured entirely in barrel. 92 Points, William Kelley, Aug.21

Food Pairing

Goes well with fish, seafood, chicken, pasta dishes, goat’s cheese

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