Domaine Dominique Cornin | Chaintré, France
Domaine Dominique Cornin is a small family-owned wine producer located deep in the heart of the Mâconnais. Run by Dominique Cornin and his son Romain, it lies in the Pouilly-Fuissé appellation, of which Chaintré is apparently the warmest village. Whether or not this gives a certain weight and richness to the wines is a matter for debate. This domaine is certainly one of the stars of the village. Its 10 hectares of vines are cultivated biodynamically (although without certification), with all vineyard work carried out by hand. In the cellar, only natural yeasts are used, with wines given a light fining and filtration but otherwise left to run their course unimpeded. All wines are fermented in oak barrels, but on average only 5% new oak is used.