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Domaine Robert-Denogent,Saint-Véran Vieilles Vignes "Les Pommards"

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Region: Burgundy
Refined Region: Mâconnais
Vintage: 2011
Grape Varieties:
Chardonnay 100% Colour: White Wine
Alcohol Level: 13.5%
Production Style: Conventional
Closure: Natural Cork

Availability: In stock


Bottle Size: 375ml half bottle
Wine Comments
Saint Véran is an appellation in the Mâconnais region next to that of Pouilly-Fuissé. The grape of choice is of course Chardonnay and Robert Denogent's wines are among the best we have ever tasted from the Mâconnais. This Saint Véran is powerful, with a a complex nose reminiscent of Bourgognes Blanc from further north. Denogent's wines are fermented using indigenous yeasts and are aged in oak for up to 18 month which is unusual in this part of the appellation. Very rich and complex, a bit flinty and with bright acidity.

The Domaine
Jean-Jacques Robert is one of the few winemakers in the Mâcon held in the same regard as those 70 miles to the north in the Côte d’Or.
True finesse and precise flavours with a mineral back-bone, this is what characterizes the wines of Domaine Robert-Denogent. It was at the very beginning of the 20th century that the great-grandfather Denogent founded the Domaine, consisting of a number of small parcels, situated on the best vineyards of the appellation. A man of conviction and intuition, he was without a doubt one of the first in Pouilly-Fuissé to establish the notion of terroir, though not fully maximizing it, as the wines were not domaine bottled. It was in 1988, after studying law, that his grandson, Jean-Jacques Robert took control of the domaine. He started to build up its reputation, working closely with Marcel Lapierre in Morgon.
These are incredibly intense wines with fantastic minerality whilst retaining that richness and warmth of fruit that distinguishes great Pouilly-Fuissé. Robert’s wines are probably the purest wines in the appellation.

"A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to taste, and the wines were really excellent, even more-so when factoring in the value versus a Puligny or Meursault. I started [tasting] without my pen, but the wines were so good I had to find it, hence, the notes gradually got longer!" Bill Nanson, The Burgundy Report.

Food Pairing
Crab, Lobster, or fish in rich sauces.

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