2017 Domaine Robert-Denogent Pouilly-Fuissé La Croix Vieilles Vignes (750ml)15 2 0 0
"This fine 8.5-hectare domaine located in the village of Fuissé enjoys a deserved reputation for quality and consistency...Old vines, moderate yields and organic farming of their 35 different parcels are the foundation of their renown. Harvesting is by hand, followed by fermentation with ambient yeasts and unusually long élevage on the lees for between 20 and 36 months—in concrete eggs, stainless steel tanks and barrels, depending on the cuvée. The result is deep and sapid wines that are impressively textural and seamless." - William Kelley (Wine Advocate)
Domaine Robert-Denogent's individual vineyard parcels are planted with old vines on varied soils of granite, schist, limestone, clay, and gravel. The La Croix, in particular, has 80 year old vines planted on blue schist. His wines have good richness and impressive complexity and are sometimes compared to Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet but at a fraction of the price.
"There is plenty of phenolic character (think olive oil nuances) to the notably ripe aromas of yellow-fleshed fruit, and in particular, apricot and peach, all of which is trimmed in just enough wood to notice. Once again there is excellent size, weight and richness to the large-scaled flavors that exude evident minerality on the firm, long and powerful finish. This won't win any accolades for finesse or refinement, but it is undoubtedly impressive in its imposing fashion." 93 points / Outstanding - Allen Meadows (Burghound, Nov. 2020)