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Production area

Mâcon-Igé belongs to the regional appellation Mâcon from the Mâconnais vineyard, that spreads on 3 868,27 ha (including 3 345,82 ha of Chardonnay) at an altitude varying between 100 and 400 meters above the sea level. More precisely, "Sous la Roche" is a plot in the village of Igé benefiting from a noth-west exposure on the hillside, with an average altitude of 275 m. Its particular situation makes it a late terroir which produces very fresh wines. This lieu-dit was certainly named after its location: the vineyard lies below a rocky belt that overlooks the Côte in this particular place.

Varietal

100% Chardonnay

Vinification and maturing

The vinification takes place in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks for 10 days. The extraction is achieved by the “pumping over” technique. Then follows ageing in stainless-steel tanks for 6 months.The soil made of clay and limestones, gives mineral and tight wines with a lemony flavour that is very characteristic.

Tasting notes

COLOUR: nice white gold colour.
NOSE: bouquet of floral and fruity aromas (acacia, honeysuckle, citrus).
PALATE: a clean, fresh attack. Fruity flavours. Nice roundness.

Food and wine pairing

This wine is perfect paired with mixed salads, sushis, poultry and veal in cream sauce, creamy risotto with meat, poultry or fish and goat cheeses.

Serving suggestions

10°-12°C

Ageing potential

3 to 5 years

Vintage : 2015

2015 was an excellent vintage in Burgundy. Ideal weather-conditions, perfectly healthy, fully-ripe grapes; all the necessary conditions were present to make an exceptional vintage.
After a fairly mild winter, springtime came rapidly with relatively high temperatures and fine sunshine. Thanks to these mild conditions, flowering occurred in early June followed by the veraison in mid-July leading to certain grapes in Southern Burgundy being harvested as early as late August. The only difficulty was drought which led to a fall in yields, especially for Pinot Noir.
White Burgundies show a fine intensity with full aromatic qualities. Generous wines which represent the sunny conditions. Red Burgundies are rich and dense, showing aromas of ripe fruit and spices. Pleasing, well-rounded wines which show off all the qualities of this fine vintage.

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