Jules Desjourneys (2019)

5 January 2023
"The irrepressible Fabien Duperray displays virtuosic talents with his Mâconnais whites” – William Kelley, Wine Advocate

A Burgundian who started out as an agent for some of the region’s most famous names – Coche-Dury, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Arnaud Ente – Fabien Duperray only started life as winemaker at the end of the 2000s, but his Domaine Jules Desjourneys wines are already in the top echelon.

To gnarly old Gamay vineyards in Fleurie and Moulin-à-Vent acquired in 2007, Fabien added 10ha of Chardonnay from select sites across the Mâconnais in 2014. Farming follows biodynamic principles, work is done by hand, and yields are very low in order to create the purest wines possible.

All Fabien’s whites are fermented in custom-made glass globes, an idea he developed alongside Arnaud Ente, which has captured the imagination of other top white wine producers around the world. The exception is his Pouilly-Fuissé and Pouilly-Fuissé ‘Vignes Blanches’, which are vinified using what he calls the “Coche method” (using oak and long lees-ageing).

With their crystalline purity and natural generosity, there is a drinkability to Fabien’s wines that makes it difficult to resist pulling their corks immediately – however, like the top Burgundies Fabian is so familiar with, these are bottles that will age for the long term.

Shrine to the Vine’s very first offer was a small parcel of Desjourneys’s 2018 Pouilly-Vinzelles ‘Les Longeays’, so we are thrilled to now offer all the domaine’s white wines from the exceptional 2019 Burgundy vintage.

For Burg-lovers searching for superlative quality and affordability, these are hard to beat.

Pouilly-Fuissé 2019 (£58) Sold out
“Bursting with orange and pear, it’s creamy and textural, with a long, oak-inflected finish.”
93 points, William Kelley

Pouilly-Fuissé ‘Vignes de La Côte’ 2019 (£68) Sold out
“Full-bodied, multidimensional, with a deep, layered core and an intensely chalky finish.”
96 points, William Kelley

Pouilly-Fuissé ‘Vignes Blanches’ 2019 (£80) Sold out
“Satiny and layered, with racy acids, terrific concentration and a long, saline finish.”
96 points, William Kelley

Pouilly-Fuissé ‘Les Ménétriéres’ Magnum 2019 (£250) Sold out
“A tiny cuvée. Broad and enveloping, with huge depth and racy acids. Demands patience.”
95+ points, William Kelley

Pouilly-Loché 2019 (£52) Sold out
“Full-bodied and incisive, with laser focus that evokes a dry Riesling from the Rheinhessen.”
93+ points, William Kelley

Pouilly-Vinzelles ‘Les Longeays’ 2019 (£58) Sold out
“A highlight: beautifully racy and precise with bright acids and a long, penetrating finish.”
94+ points, William Kelley

Saint-Véran 2019 (£52) Sold out
“Racy and vibrant, with a long, saline finish. Charming and expressive out of the gates.”
93 points, William Kelley

Macon-Verzé 2019 (£34) Sold out
“Ample and seamless, elegant and precise, with lovely purity and tension.”
92 points, William Kelley

Macon-Fuissé ‘Bois de La Croix’ 2019 (£34) Sold out
“Orchard fruit mingled with fresh mint – a fleshy, racy wine with a precise, saline finish.”
92 points, William Kelley

Macon-Prissé ‘En Chailloux’ 2019 (£34) Sold out
“Orange oil, white flowers, wet stones and shells. Full-bodied, lively and mineral.”
91 points, William Kelley

Please note that this offer has expired, however you can check current stocks via the search bar or shop@shrinetothevine.co.uk