Mâcon-Vinzelles Le Clos de Grand-Père
About this winery
Historically Macon was known primarily as a source of vast quantities of cheap white wines made by village cooperatives - reliable everyday wines, but no match for the great whites of the Cote de Beaune. But that was then and this is now, and today Macon's whites are recognized to be among the very best wine values on the planet. The Bret family are relative newcomers as winegrowers in Macon - they have only been at it for three generations. The evolution of their family business, from grape...
Notes about product
The Mâcon-Vinzelles Le 'Clos de Grand-Père' is the Pouilly-Vinzelles La Soufrandière’s younger brother. It comes from a plot belonging to the Bret Brothers maternal Grand-Father. The vines (aged 50 years on average) lay on the lower part of the Pouilly-Vinzelles slope. Clay and limestone make up the soil and it sits at an altitude of 200 meters.
Hand-picked grapes, whole berry pressing, 100% vinified and aged in oak barrels (228 liters each) for 11 months.