Domaine Cordier Père & Fils

Christophe is one of two proprietors of the terrific Clos du Four in Milly, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon being the other, with both winemakers producing wonderful wines form this very special plot. Viré-Clessé is an unusual appellation as the Viré part is at higher altitude and produces strict, mineral, racy wines whereas Clessé is lower with deeper clay soils resulting in richer wines Christophe’s plots are all in Viré as he prefers this higher-toned terroir expression.

General information

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Fuissé, Mâconnais, Burgundy

  • Total holdings

    30ha

  • Winemaker

    Christophe Cordier

  • Established

    1968

  • Cultivation

    Experimenting with a biodynamic approach

  • Website

    www.domainecordier.com

Wines produced

Wine Grapetype(s) Vine age Soil type Vineyard area
Mâcon-Loché Chardonnay - Clay & limestone -
Pouilly-Fuissé Cuvée Première Chardonnay - Clay & limestone -
Mâcon-Milly-Lamartine Clos du Four Chardonnay - Clay & limestone -
Viré Clessé En Brechen Chardonnay - Clay & limestone -

Viticulture / Vinification

White wines

  • Indigenous yeasts used for fermentations
  • Gentle bottling is carried out using gravity
  • All wines are unfined, and only undergo a very light filtration