In the beginning of the 19th century, Claude Denogent took over his father's vineyards. Fast forward several years and he bought the Fuisse estate with his wife Marie where they began producing their own Burgundian whites.
After handing over to his daughter Andrée and her husband Jean-Jacques Robert in the 70s, they expanded production into Beaujolais too, covering a 10ha area with more than 30 parcels, all produced from Chardonnay and Gamay grapes. Today it is still a family winery, run by Jean-Jacques and his two sons, Nicolas and Antoine.
As members of Les Artisans Vignerons de Bourgogne du Sud – who represent 21 vineyards in the Macon region – every wine they craft has the terroir in mind. Especially as they source parcels from across a range of appellations, vineyards and soils.
Their winemaking takes on a simple and traditional approach, with minimal intervention. This stripped back attitude is met in the vineyard too, with no chemical fertilisers or synthetic products in use. Their Pouilly-Fuisse range is classically Burgundian, created from 50-80 year old vines, and reflects their years of winemaking experience in each bottle.