Dominique Cornin - Pouilly-Fuissé 2021 750 ML (13% ABV)
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Created from four plots, each with different qualities, this bottling is the epitome of the unique terroir mosaic of which the appellation is made up of. 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.
Dare to be seduced by its golden hue, fresh lemon nose, sea spray, anise accents and dramatic display of exotic fruit. Medium bodied.
region: Burgundy, France
varietal: 100% Chardonnay
farming/cellar: practicing Biodynamic & certified organic, matured on lees in steel (unoaked), no additions except minimal sulfur
90 Points Robert Parker
"Revealing aromas of golden orchard fruit, honeycomb, white flowers and fresh pastry, the ... 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 ... it will really unwind after a year or two in the cellar."