Domaine Cordier


— About —

THE ESTATE 

Roger Cordier started the Domaine in 1930 with just 5 hectares. When Christophe took over in 1987 he stopped selling to negotiants and focused on improving the vineyards, converting to organics & reducing yields.

 

THE VINEYARDS

The estate is now 32 hectares including some of the best vineyards in Pouilly Fuisse and surrounding Macon appellations, “a mosaic of parcels’ as described by Christophe, understandably so when he confirms that there are over 120 differing plots. He has being farming organically since 2018 and hopes to acquire certification from the 2021 vintage, alongside adopting biodynamic principals for his entire Domaine. He’s eliminated the use of tractors completely from his Domaine, using exclusively horses for vineyard work.

1er Cru status – After alot of campaigning from 2020 Pouilly Fuisse was awarded 1er Cru status for 22 specific vineyards of which Cordier own parcels in 4. Christophe emphasised that the INAO have applied very strict rules to be classified at 1er Cru, almost certified organic requirements, something he’s a big supporter of.

 

THE WINEMAKING 

In 2015 he opened a new entirely gravity fed winery in Fuisse with the aim to take even more care during the vinificaiton and aging process. All fruit is hand picked, whole-bunch pressed with 90% of all movements in the wine production process done by gravity. Natural yeasts on all wines. All wines are fermented in large wooden vats or foudre. Christophe has been moving toward’s large format oak for some years now, particularly 500ltr. No fining, light filtration. Bottled by gravity.