'This cuvée from the Cordier domain has great ageing potential. Its pale, yellow colour develops a golden hue as it ages, and its bouquet carries notes of butter, white fruit, nuts, white flowers, and minerals. In time, aromas of dried fruit and vanilla make their way into the mix. The palate is both rich and mineral, underscored by a superb acidity that promises freshness and delicate food pairings.
The current owner, Christophe Cordier, has chosen to labour the soil in a way that encourages microbial life and gets the roots to push deep. The vines are pruned to ensure the maturity of the fruit, and nothing is left to chance during vinification. The grapes are fermented by wild yeasts under controlled temperatures, and the wine is matured at length in wood. This wine will pair well with creamy dishes, like a parmesan risotto or stuffed mushrooms."
Growing in and around the Burgundy village of Fuissé, on the finest terroirs the Macon region has to offer, Domaine Cordier's 30 hectares vineyards are cultivated with the greatest respect for the grape and for the Domaine's pursuit of excellence. This is a family domaine, directed by Christophe Cordier, a winemaker determined to enhance the terroirs and coax out their full potential. The domaine produces fine white wines from the Chardonnay grape, often likened to the best Grands Crus.
The Domaine Cordier has 2 magnificent gravity-fed cellars, fully air-conditioned with humidity control in order to allow high-precision work with the greatest respect for the raw material. Beautiful and long aging on lees is carried out thanks to 4 barrel cellars. A selection of the best French oak with a very fine texture, exclusively from tall trees, are toasted in house.
The Domaine Cordier works a mosaic of 100 plots, spread over 7 municipalities scattered over the hillsides of the Mâconnais: Fuissé, Charnay-les-Mâcon, Loché, Leynes, Chasselas, Vergisson and Davayé. A mosaic of vines, a mosaic of terroirs, a real wealth for Christophe Cordier who takes pleasure in working with this diversity as if each plot were a challenge. “A difficulty in terms of logistics” he admits, but a real strategic choice for the Estate which aspires to create the greatest wines of the Mâconnais.