Domaine Dominique Cornin
Dominique and his son Romain have an exemplary range of single vineyard Pouilly-Fuissé. Like Nicolas Maillet they also employ extended fermentations – 3-4 months on average – there is no bâtonnage, with élevage in barrique and large 600-litre Stockinger Austrian oak barrels (which Olivier Lamy is also a fan of) for Plessy and Chevrières with an average vine age of 50 years.
Clos Reyssié comes from clay and deep limestone soils. It is rich and powerful and spends its total vinification on barrique as Romain feels that clay and oak work well together. The Plessys, from a higher spot, also comes from clay but it is residual clay with lots of limestone – there is power, lots of energy and zesty minerality. Chevrières is from very thin iron and limestone soils with lots of small stones. It has a smoky, flinty character and very linear profile. Less expressive in youth than the other cuvées but very fine.
Chaintre, Mâconnais, Burgundy
Dominique & Romain Cornin
Organic (certified 2009) & biodynamic practices (not certified)
|Wine||Grapetype(s)||Vine age||Soil type||Vineyard area|
|Mâcon-Fuissé Les Bruyères||Chardonnay||Planted between 2011-2015||Clay & limestone||-|
|Pouilly-Fuissé Les Clos Reyssié||Chardonnay||Planted in 1937||Clay & deep limestone||-|
|Pouilly-Fuissé Les Plessys||Chardonnay||Planted in 1920 & 1998||Clay & limestone||-|
|Pouilly-Fuissé Les Chevrières||Chardonnay||Planted in 1963 & 1982||Red clay with lots of stones & iron oxide||-|
Viticulture / Vinification
- Indigenous yeasts used for fermentations
- Long fermentations - lasting up to 3 months
- Élevage in oak - a mixture of French barrique & 600l Austrian barrels
- No bâtonnage