is a family estate in the village of Fuissé, in the heart of the greatest terroirs of the Mâconnais. Today the estate is run by Christophe Cordier, a passionate young vigneron (winegrower) who focuses on achieving the full potential of the terroir. His excellent white wines, all made from the Chardonnay grape, are often compared to the best grand crus.
Like all great producers, Domaine Cordier brings great expertise and care to its winemaking. The highly personal pruning style, the green harvest (thinning, then debudding), the choice of compost and fertilizers, and the manual harvest, painstakingly executed one parcel at a time, are testaments to the scrupulous work done here. The same standards apply in the winery: the exclusive use of indigenous yeasts and original lees show how important it is to Cordier to preserve the natural substance and character of his fruit. With that aim in mind, the work here is precisely adapted to each parcel, each grape, and each wine.
Christophe Cordier takes great pleasure in the challenge of adapting his work to each of his one hundred small vineyard plots, all scattered across the slopes of the Mâconnais, with their varied soil types (primary, secondary, and tertiary). “The logistics are difficult,” he admits, but it is a strategic choice for an estate that aspires to craft the greatest wines of the Mâconnais. A mosaic of one hundred parcels divided among seven villages: Fuissé, Charnay-lès-Mâcon, Loché, Leynes, Chasselas, Vergisson, and Davayé.
In 2003 Christophe Cordier created a small “haute couture” négociant operation that produces high-quality white wines such as Saint-Véran, Pouilly-Fuissé, Viré-Clessé, and others. He selects only the best terroirs in order to present his clients with all the diversity and bounty of Burgundy and Beaujolais. These wines share the Domaine Cordier winery, with vinifications using entirely indigenous yeasts and élevage on the lees. The final results clearly show the passion with which they were made.
More informations on the website Domaine Cordier