Famille Cordier Pouilly Fuisse 1er Cru Les Ménétrières 2020


Arguably Pouilly Fuisse’s most famous 1er Cru, situated just North of the Le Clos monopole. Christophe with somewhat of a glint in his eye tells me he’s never really sure why this site produces such exquisite wines, but simply it does. One thing he does allude to is the fact he owns two differing parcels within the 1er Cru. One East facing, one South facing, one with more clay, one with more limestone and this blending of the two terriors is a factor he enjoys immensely when producing this wine. These two parcels combine to a total of 0.35 hectares and an average age of 65 to 70 years old.

This is the only 1er Cru that after pressing he puts all the lees into the barrel, no racking prior to fermentation + all the juice goes into 350ltr barrels (as opposed to 500ltr for the other 1er Cru’s), 20% new oak. 18 months on full lees. No fining, light filtration.

Sweet Spot – Outstanding – “Very pungent aromas are comprised by wood toast, menthol and smoky reduction. The mouth coating, powerful and intense bigger-bodied flavors are relatively refined while the lingering, complex and saline-suffused finish. This too is worth a look” – 91-93 – Burghound

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Region: France, Burgundy   Macon   Pouilly Fuisse  

Categories: White, Chardonnay

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