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In the warehouses

In the vines

Home | History of the estate

In the beginning of the 19th century, Claude Denogent took over his father's vineyards. Back from the battle front in 1922, he bought the estate of Fuissé with his wife Marie and undertook great construction work to extend the property. In 1971, he gave the keys to his daughter, Andrée Robert born Denogent.

In 1988, Jean-Jacques Robert stops studying law to take over the 5-ha family running on both terroirs of Fuissé and Solutré-Pouilly.

Sticking with grand-father's philosophy, establishing strong connexions with Marcel Lapierre and Kermit Lynch - fierce amateurs of terroir wines -, he applies a long ageing process in oak barrels and bottles the whole output on the premises.

His elder son, Nicolas, studied wine-growing and oenology. He worked in Lyon at Antic Wine, Georges Dos Santos’ wineshop and at Neyers Vineyards in the Napa Valley, he joined the Domaine in 2007. Antoine wordek in the Côte de Beaune at the Domaine de Bellene with Nicolas Potel, he joined the Domaine in 2013.   

Victor works in the vineyard since 1991 and Eleonora works as a sales assistant since 2015.

The Domaine have been farming Jules Chauvet's former vineyard since January 2012, following strict organic procedure. They now own several parcels under the appellation of Beaujolais-Villages, representing 1.20 ha of the 6-ha vineyard that was farmed by Jules Chauvet, a pioneer of organic wine-growing and French natural wines.

The Domaine Robert-Denogent is now covering a 10 hectare-area on more than thirty parcels, all produced from Chardonnay and Gamay grapes.

The Domaine Robert-Denogent is part of the association Les Artisans de Bourgogne du Sud.