Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
Close
Home Shop All Wines


Main Menu
Shop All Wines

Producers

Producers

Producers

Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines

2014 Pouilly-Fuissé “La Croix”

Domaine Robert-Denogent

2014 Pouilly-Fuissé “La Croix” Domaine Robert-Denogent - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

When I was growing up in laid-back 1970s California, Pouilly-Fuissé was the end-all-be-all of French whites among the, admittedly limited, sophisticated (read fancy) wine connoisseurs I knew. Thankfully, it never had a sketchy reputation to overcome like its frumpy American counterpart, the watered-down and now delegitimized “California Chablis” pumped out by the hoseful into vast jugs. Winemaking certainly has improved in the Golden State since then. Still, this Pouilly-Fuissé is what California Chardonnay should aspire to. Round and fleshy, with a chalky mineral backbone and bursting with citric juiciness, this sexy, supple, and voluptuous wine has a heady, velvet texture topped by a bright, vibrant acidity, like a glorious chapeau atop Mae West’s golden curls. It’s the total package. –Jennifer Oakes

$46.00
Vintage: 2014
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Chardonnay
Appellation: Pouilly-Fuissé
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Producer: Domaine Robert-Denogent
Winemaker: Jean-Jacques Robert
Vineyard: 79 years, 2 ha
Soil: Blue Schist
Aging: Aged 30 months in barrels
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée
Alcohol: 13.5%

More from this Producer or Region

About Burgundy

In eastern central France, Burgundy is nestled between the wine regions of Champagne to the north, the Jura to the east, the Loire to the west, and the Rhône to the south. This is the terroir par excellence for producing world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

The southeast-facing hillside between Dijon in the north and Maranges in the south is known as the Côte d’Or or “golden slope.” The Côte d’Or comprises two main sections, both composed of limestone and clay soils: the Côte de Nuits in the northern sector, and the Côte de Beaune in the south. Both areas produce magnificent whites and reds, although the Côte de Beaune produces more white wine and the Côte de Nuits more red.

Chablis is Burgundy’s northern outpost, known for its flinty and age-worthy Chardonnays planted in Kimmeridgian limestone on an ancient seabed. Vézelay is a smaller area south of Chablis with similar qualities, although the limestone there is not Kimmeridgian.

To the south of the Côte de Beaune, the Côte Chalonnaise extends from Chagny on its northern end, down past Chalon-sur-Saône and encompasses the appellations of Bouzeron in the north, followed by Rully, Mercurey, Givry, and Montagny.

Directly south of the Chalonnaise begins the Côte Mâconnais, which extends south past Mâcon to the hamlets of Fuissé, Vinzelles, Chaintré, and Saint-Véran. The Mâconnais is prime Chardonnay country and contains an incredible diversity of soils.

More from Burgundy or France

2015 Marsannay “Les Longeroies”
Vieilles Vignes

Régis Bouvier  France  |  Burgundy  |  Marsannay

$36.00

2015 Saint-Aubin “Murgers des Dents de Chien”

Domaine Larue  France  |  Burgundy  |  Saint-Aubin

$54.00

2013 Meursault-Blagny 1er Cru “La Genelotte”

Comtesse de Chérisey  France  |  Burgundy  |  Meursault-Blagny

$96.00

2015 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru “La Truffière”

Bruno Colin  France  |  Burgundy  |  Puligny-Montrachet

$192.00

2015 Chablis

Domaine Savary  France  |  Burgundy  |  Chablis

$24.00

2015 Bourgogne Pinot Noir

Bruno Colin  France  |  Burgundy  |  Bourgogne

$32.00

2013 Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru “Clos du Chapitre”

Domaine Follin-Arbelet  France  |  Burgundy  |  Aloxe-Corton

$76.00

2015 Bourgogne Vézelay Blanc “Le Galerne”

Domaine Montanet-Thoden  France  |  Burgundy  |  Bourgogne

$28.00

2014 Santenay Rouge 1er Cru “Les Gravières”

Jean-Marc Vincent  France  |  Burgundy  |  Santenay

$59.00

2014 Chablis Vaudésir Grand Cru

Domaine Roland Lavantureux  France  |  Burgundy  |  Chablis

$78.00

2013 Saint-Aubin 1er Cru “Sur le Sentier du Clou”

Domaine Antoine Jobard  France  |  Burgundy  |  Saint-Aubin

$94.00

2014 Pouilly-Fuissé “Les Reisses Vieilles Vignes”

Domaine Robert-Denogent  France  |  Burgundy  |  Pouilly-Fuissé

$49.00

For the wines that I buy I insist that the winemaker leave them whole, intact. I go into the cellars now and select specific barrels or cuvées, and I request that they be bottled without stripping them with filters or other devices. This means that many of our wines will arrive with a smudge of sediment and will throw a more important deposit as time goes by, It also means the wine will taste better.

Close
Close

Add a new credit card

Please complete the form below.

Cancel
Close

Add a new shipping address

Please complete your shipping address below.
Cancel
Close
Close

Site Credits

Design

Offset

Commerce

Figure

Photography