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. Jancis Robinson has been saying so for years, and in a recent Wall Street Journal article renowned novelist and wine columnist Jay McInerney declared Domaine de la...
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Notes about product
Age of Vines: 30 years
Surface: approx. 0.40 ha (1.23 acres)
Soil : Clay and limestone. Facing East, South-East. About 30 km (19 miles) North of Mâcon
Altitude: 250-300 metres (650 ft).
Vinification & Ageing : Hand-picked grapes, whole-bunch pressing, 100% vinified and aged in oak barrel (of 228 liters each) for 11 months.
The elders from the village of Chardonnay, near Tournus, will tell you that their village gave its name to the famous Burgundy variety. The one sure thing is that Chardonnay comes from the Latin word Cardus, which means thistle, a spiky annual plant very well adapted to limestone soils. The village of Chardonnay lies on limestone. A wonderful, succulent wine with an explosive bouquet, guided by the terroir’s natural tension.
This dry, medium-bodied and fruity white displays a complex and medium nose. On the palate, its refreshing acidity and broad texture precede a medium finish.