Christophe Cordier Vire-Clesse Vieilles Vignes 2011
Made with 100% Chardonnay. The nose of this wine is notably restrained, even shy though aggressive swirling coaxes reluctant aromas of lemon peel, lavender and discreet stone notes. There is good volume and detail to the delicious and attractively vibrant flavors that finish with beautiful energy on the clean and dry finale.
Christophe Cordier is one of the hottest winemakers in Burgundy renowned for making first-class wines from fruit grown only in the best terroirs or sites. His domain and vineyard are located in Fuisse, in the village of Vire, where the vines are cultivated under biodynamic methods. Christophe believes the work begins with low yields, hand harvesting only physiologically ripe fruit, and intervening as little as possible. Harvest usually starts at the end of September and lasts through the middle of October. All of the wines made here are fermented in wood, which allows for the sublime-flavor integration that expresses themselves in concentrated, impeccably balanced, rich, long flavors and intense and focused aromatics. The wines from Pouilly-Fuisse are often thought to rival and surpass many of the top-level wines found in the Cote de Beaune and are a fraction of the price.