Denis Jeandeau – 2020


Denis Jeandeau 2021Tasted with Denis Jeandeau in Hurigny, 08 November 2021.

Domaine Denis Jeandeau
Le Bourg
71960 Fuissé
Tel: +33 3 85 40 97 55
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Denis on 2020:
The harvest was not a bad volume in 2020 – we did okay – only the Mâcon-Chardonnay was low because of some storms. I like the mix of freshness and maturity that these 2020s have delivered – I’m not showing them all as they were so recently bottled and not all have stabilised since that, yet.

The wines…

Denis makes wines that reflect his character – smiling and with energy – that 2018 ‘Secret Mineral’ was simply oozing class today!

2020 Viré-Clessé
A nicely punchy width of aroma. In the mouth, there’s super texture – a wide, moreish, wine of finesse and no lack of concentration… Long finishing with a saline grain of tannin. Super!

2020 Pouilly-Fuissé Vieilles-Vignes
Only 7 hl/ha this year after the 2021 hail.
An airy nose that’s much more floral. Here’s extra vibrancy and a little more structure. Open, mouth-watering with a more mineral style. That’s a beauty but unlike the last you should wait 2-3 years before you start drinking.

2019 Pouilly-Fuissé Secret Mineral
All from Solutré, at the foot of the rock. It’s a richer vintage, later harvested than in 2020 – we waited for the maturity to de-block before we went in to the vines.
Closer to the first than the second nose – round with a finely divided, almost spiced complexity. Fuller, more generous, more approachable. I love the salinity and minerality right at the end – this begs you to refill your glass. It’s very good!

2018 Pouilly-Fuissé Secret Mineral
That’s a more interesting nose today – a cushioned minerality that’s so super-inviting. Vibrant – ooh that’s showing seriously great. If you like energy in your Pouilly – here you go – this is simply super wine – bravo!

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