Pouilly Fuissé - Dominique Cornin - 2018 - Burgundy
“The youthful, well-trained Romain Cornin is undoubtedly a winemaker to keep an eye on” - Tim Atkin
Romain Cornin has winemakers' hands. Long fingers, square fingertips; deft. These are fourth generation winemakers' hands, hands which are now in charge of the glorious, rich yet ridiculously unknown family estate, Domaine Dominique Cornin, in the village of Chaintré, in the appellation of Pouilly Fuissé, Burgundy. The domaine was handed to Romain by his father Dominique in 2012, over 100 years after Romain's great-grandfather and grandfather first began planting vines.
In 1998 his father ceased to use herbicides, and in 2000 started biodynamics. Since 2003 the entire estate has been biodynamic, and in 2009 they received their organic certification. While this was happening, young Romain was beginning to cultivate his own education, feeling and experience in wine.
The wine combines power and elegance, this 2018 being a classically rich, full bodied style. Very pale gold in colour, aromas are peachy and lemony, with spicy complexity. The palate has beautiful concentration and depth: this is an intense wine, with beautifully fine texture and a long, lifted finish