"Domaine Cordier produces this cuvée of old-vine Chardonnay from the eponymous vineyard ‘Les Cras'. The vines grow on complex soils characterised by a high proportion of clay, brown soils, stones and white, chalky limestone. After manual harvests and gentle pressing of the grapes, the juice ferments thanks to ambient yeasts. The wine is then raised for 12 months in casks.
This white wine boasts a limpid, bright yellow colour. Its nose is complex, with honeyed notes combining with dandelion, fresh butter and wood. On the mouth, the wine is at once frank and generous, rich and dense. The length on the palate is impressive, ending on notes of citrus and white fruits, as well as grilled notes. This wine would pair perfectly with escargots, frog, veal blanquette, or chicken in creamy sauce."
Growing in and around the Burgundy village of Fuissé, on the finest terroirs the Macon region has to offer, Domaine Cordier's 30 hectares vineyards are cultivated with the greatest respect for the grape and for the Domaine's pursuit of excellence. This is a family domaine, directed by Christophe Cordier, a winemaker determined to enhance the terroirs and coax out their full potential. The domaine produces fine white wines from the Chardonnay grape, often likened to the best Grands Crus.
The Domaine Cordier has 2 magnificent gravity-fed cellars, fully air-conditioned with humidity control in order to allow high-precision work with the greatest respect for the raw material. Beautiful and long aging on lees is carried out thanks to 4 barrel cellars. A selection of the best French oak with a very fine texture, exclusively from tall trees, are toasted in house.
The Domaine Cordier works a mosaic of 100 plots, spread over 7 municipalities scattered over the hillsides of the Mâconnais: Fuissé, Charnay-les-Mâcon, Loché, Leynes, Chasselas, Vergisson and Davayé. A mosaic of vines, a mosaic of terroirs, a real wealth for Christophe Cordier who takes pleasure in working with this diversity as if each plot were a challenge. “A difficulty in terms of logistics” he admits, but a real strategic choice for the Estate which aspires to create the greatest wines of the Mâconnais.