Domaine Denogent Mâcon-Village (750ml)
Fish & ChipsLobsterSeafood
Jean-Jacques Robert took over 5 ha of his grandfather’s vines in the Mâconnais just outside the village of Fuissé after finishing law school in 1988. Although most of the harvest had always been sold off to the cooperatives, the small parcels that made up the domaine thrive in their unique microclimates, producing well-made Pouilly-Fuissé. Jean-Jacques soon came under the influence of two ardent defenders of terroir, the great master of Morgon, Marcel Lapierre, and American importer, Kermit Lynch. Little by little, Jean-Jacques has introduced radical changes to the domaine (while staying faithful to his grandfather’s wisdom about the complexity of the land), finally realizing its full potential. He is now joined by his son, Nicolas.
“At a fraction of the price of the appellations of Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet, to which they are often compared by aficionados and critics alike, the wines of Robert-Denogent offer tremendous value, wonderful richness, and impressive complexity. An added attraction for some—they age sooner than their counterparts to the north.” – Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
On the nose, citrus, white blossoms, and honey. On the palate, mouthwatering notes of lemon and orange, honey, and a touch of salinity. With its trademark acidity, pair this with a Maritime classic like fish and chips (or clams and chips!) or richer seafood dishes like lobster and/or scallops.
Made from 100% Chardonnay, the grapes are picked and vinified separately, from individual plots on granite, schist, limestone, clay, and gravel soil. The wines undergo a long, slow élévage in barrel that lasts anywhere from 15-18 months. Bottled after two winters in barrel.