Dominique Cornin - Pouilly-Fuissé 2018 750 ML (14.2% ABV)
100% Chardonnay - practicing Biodynamic & certified organic, unoaked, no additions except minimal sulfur
Dare to be seduced by its golden hue, fresh lemon nose, anise accents and dramatic display of exotic fruit. Created from four plots, each with different qualities, this estate vintage is the epitome of the unique terroir mosaic of which the appellation is made up of. This wine is bursting with impatience to be enjoyed with a perfect dozen escargots.
The individual vineyards of this domaine are an apt reflection of the Cornin family. Each parcel carries a part of the family’s history in the Mâconnais. Les Chevrières holds the same plot Dominique’s grandfather planted more than 50 years ago. Clos Reyssié bears fruit from the same vines his father put to seed in 1938. The 100-year-old parcel in Les Serreudières reaches even deeper into the Cornins’ roots in Mâcon. In the same manner that these old vines labor to yield the fruit, Dominique subtly guides the wine from vine to bottle with little intervention. He recently has been joined in this effort by his son, Romain. One of the youngest of a new generation of wine-producers, Romain is amazingly knowledgeable, having studied under his father as well as some of the most talented growers in the region.
The Cornins use only biodynamic farming methods, and their only motive is to give each of their vineyards the best chance to express its own terroir. All the wines are fermented in stainless-steel tanks. Cornin wines are voluptuous, rich and succulent, with a distinctively fresh and ethereal quality.
90 Points Robert Parker
"Revealing aromas of golden orchard fruit, honeycomb, white flowers and fresh pastry, the 2018 Pouilly-Fuissé is medium to full-bodied, bright and lively, with a nicely defined core of fruit, lively acids and an elegantly saline finish. One of the more youthfully reserved of Cornin's 2018s, it will really unwind after a year or two in the cellar."