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Domaine Cordier, Macon-Fuissé 2018

White Wine from France - Burgundy
High-altitude, ripe yet fresh wine made by a top producer of Pouilly-Fuissés who takes the same care with his Mâcons. This is excellent value white Burgundy for money.
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Code: BU74021

Wine characteristics

  • White Wine
  • Dry
  • Chardonnay
  • 13.5% Alcohol
  • Oak used but not v. noticeable
  • Now to 2025
  • 75cl
  • Cork, diam

Domaine Roger Cordier

Christophe Cordier, son of Roger, is a piercingly blue-eyed human dynamo who exudes enthusiasm and industry. He believes in low yields and late harvesting, achieved with poor soils and severe pruning and it’s evident in his recognisable house style - concentrated, full and rich but upheld by wonderful acidity, beautifully balanced and always punching above the weight of the appellation (Saint-Véran en Faux being a notable example).

Combining the domaine and its negociant arm, Christophe Cordier presides over 30-odd hectares over a number of village appellations in the greater Mâconnais, including Pouilly-Fuissé. An impressively high-tech winery includes a gravity bottling facility and a raft of high-quality large French oak casks which are coopered off-site but toasted under Christophe’s supervision. A new cellar built in the village of Fuissé completed for the 2012 harvest has been fitted out with more large foudres for fermenting and storing wine, as well as more space for 500, 350 and 228 litre barrels which will allow Christophe to extend the ageing of wines like Mâcon Milly, a wine from a cool spot that benefits from extra time in wood on its lees to develop and open out the flavours and aromas.

Burgundy Vintage 2018

The maturity of the grapes reflects the year’s unbroken sunny summer weather. From 25th June until the harvest it was warm and, apart from the odd storm, there was little or no rain, allowing the grapes to ripen fully. By contrast plentiful spring rain had created a good reserve of water in the soil for the vines to draw upon, so that there was neither heat stress nor raisining of the grapes later in the season.

That water supply, along with a successful flowering, ensured a generous harvest the size of which mitigated some of the heat and explains why the grapes are ripe but not overripe. Anticipating their precocity, the producers began harvesting at the end of August and brought in ripe and balanced fruit in very good health, with no fungal diseases in evidence. The resulting white wines have a striking purity of fruit about them.
2018 vintage reviews

decanter.com

This delicious Mâcon-Fuissé is made by father-and-son team Roger and Christophe Cordier. They are always among the last to harvest every year, waiting till the grapes are fully ripe....
This delicious Mâcon-Fuissé is made by father-and-son team Roger and Christophe Cordier. They are always among the last to harvest every year, waiting till the grapes are fully ripe. There's still plenty of freshness here though, allied with citrus notes and some round butteriness. Impressive at the price.
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- Amy Wislocki

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