Domaine Cordier Père et Fils
Christophe’s father, Roger, started the domaine in 1930 with just 5 hectares. Christophe took over the estate in 1987 and brought a revolution to the vineyards. Cordier is now considered one of the most exciting and consistent producers in all the Mâconnais. Immersed in both the farming and winemaking from a very young age, Christophe seeks to express emotion in his wines. To accomplish this, he is not afraid to experiment, leading by example alongside his team in the vineyards, with rigor and precision to all tasks great and small. At Cordier they know that a great quality wine always starts with outstanding fruit. For this reason, they focus on organic and biodynamic farming practices, and drastically reducing yields.
This evolution has continued in the winery: A state-of-the-art gravity fed system was finished in 2012. Combining a traditional style with the best of technology, each of the tiny plots, numbering around 100, are hand-picked and hand-sorted. The juice is vinified with indigenous yeast and aged extendedly with the fine lees (dead yeast cells) in barrels, toasted in-house, and selected from only the best, finely textured French oak from the most prestigious forests. Finally, the wines are bottled by gravity, parcel by parcel, to create around 30 different final expressions of terroir. It is this extended aging with the lees that helps create a white wine with a deep, complex structure and great age-ability
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