2020 Domaine Laurent Cognard Pouilly-Loché 'Aux Barres'
The Cognard family has its origins in the Mâconnais region, but Laurent is a local boy who always cherished the idea of settling in Buxy and founding his own Domaine. He acquired his first vineyards in 1997, and became a full-time winemaker in 2006, cultivating an area of 5.5 hectares. Today, he manages 18 hectares of vines spread over Loché, Montagny, and Mercurey with 6.4 hectares in Montagny 1er Cru.
In the cellar, Laurent upholds Burgundian tradition but brings his own nod to modernity. Similarly, the wines are aged in 500 liter casks – an unfamiliar format but which Laurent believes underscores the minerality in his white wines.