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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Saint Véran
Les Pommards "Vieilles Vignes"
Chardonnay 52 years Clay, Limestone .52 ha
Viré-Clessé
En Châtelaine
Chardonnay Planted in 2003 (50%), 1917 (50%) Limestone, marl 1.2 ha
Mâcon-Solutré
Clos des Bertillonnes
Chardonnay 30 years Quartz, Limestone .42 ha
Mâcon-Fuissé
Les Tâches
Chardonnay 15 years Limestone .27 ha
Pouilly-Fuissé
Les Carrons "Vieilles Vignes"
Chardonnay 92 years Limestone scree .47 ha
Pouilly-Fuissé “Clos Reyssié”
Chardonnay 65 years Clay, Limestone 65 ha
Pouilly-Fuissé
La Croix "Vieilles Vignes"
Chardonnay 79 years Blue Schist 2 ha
Pouilly-Fuissé
Les Reisses "Monopole"
Chardonnay 82 years Clay .6 ha
Pouilly-Fuissé "Cuvée Claude Denogent"
Les Cras
Chardonnay 85 years Limestone .7 ha
Pouilly-Vinzelles
Les Longeays
Chardonnay 50 years Clay, Limestone .25 ha
Mâcon-Villages “Les Sardines”
Chardonnay 40 years Limestone 1 ha
Viré-Clessé
“Les Chazelles”
Chardonnay 60 years average Limestone N/A
Beaujolais Villages “Cuvée Jules Chauvet”
Gamay 20 years, 70 years Sandy, decomposed granite 1.14 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

White Wines

• All grapes are harvested by hand
• Grapes pressed gently by pneumatic press
• Natural fermentation with indigenous yeasts
• Wines complete malolactic fermenation
• Pouilly-Vinzelles Les Longeays is aged for 22 months in barrel, 40% new
• Wines are aged for 18 to 30 months in the same barrels (20% new, 50% two passages, 30% more than two passages)
• Wines are racked 3 to 4 weeks before bottling
• Two bottlings are produced of the following wines: Saint Véran Les Pommards “Vieilles Vignes,” Pouilly-Fuissé La Croix “Vieilles Vignes,” Pouilly-Fuissé Les Reisses “Monopole.” The bottlings of these wines are identical in every way except the first bottlings are aged for 18 months while the second, more limited releases are aged in barrel longer. The Saint Véran is aged for 24 months, and the Pouilly-Fuissé La Croix and Les Reisses are aged for 30 months.
• Clos Reyssié is an actual clos, and the name means “clay soil”
• Viré-Clessé “En Châtelaine” is fermented and aged in concrete tank for 12 months

Mâcon-Villages “Les Sardines”:
• Natural fermentation, aged 18 months in barrel, bottled unfiltered
• The painter of the Mâcon-Villages “Les Sardines” label is Denis Pesnot, an artist based in Morgon. In addition to this label, Denis painted the murals on the ceiling of the winery at Domaine Lapierre. Denis and Jean-Jacques Robert have known each other for years through their mutual friendships with Marcel Lapierre and the Gang of Four.

Beaujolais Villages “Cuvée Jules Chauvet”:
• Parcel is leased from the niece of Jules Chauvet, Benedicte Chauvet
• Parcel is farmed with organic practices (but not certified)
• Hand harvested with meticulous sorting
• Natural fermentation with indigenous yeasts takes place in 228 L oak barrels
• Carbonic maceration for 15 days at ambient cellar temperature (48 - 50°F)
• No sulfur during harvest or vinification, minimal amount used at bottling
• Aged 16 months in 7 year old barrels
• Neither fined nor filtered

MISCELLANEA

A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to taste, and the wines were really excellent—even more-so when factoring in the value versus a Puligny or Meursault. I started [tasting] without my pen, but the wines were so good I had to find it, hence, the notes gradually got longer!


Bill Nanson, The Burgundy Report

General Information

Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Appellation(s)
Saint-Véran, Mâcon-Solutré, Mâcon-Fuissé, Pouilly-Fuissé
Producer
Jean-Jacques Robert
Founded
1990
Annual Production
4,200 cases
Farming
Lutte Raisonnée
Website
http://www.robert-denogent.com
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