Domaine Robert-Denogent

Burgundy
www.robert-denogent.com

Background

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.

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. These wines are in a class of their own in the Mâconnais. The concentration and intensity of each wine make them rival the finest whites from the Côte de Beaune.

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