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2020  

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.

Origins

The Mâconnais terroir differs significantly from that of the more northern regions of Burgundy.
Igé is located halfway between Cluny and Mâcon in the heart of the Mâcon vineyards.
The latter enjoys an enviable place in Burgundy, since it is the first to feel the sweetness of the south ... The landscape, all round, harmoniously alternates groves, fields and vines on the best exposed hills.
The geology offers marl-limestone subsoils suitable for white wines.

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

The nose is fragrant with beautiful floral notes (acacia and honeysuckle) against a slightly mineral background. The palate is lively, fruity and floral with a refreshing finish.

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

May be enjoyed now or cellared for 2 to 3 years.

Vintage : 2020

2020 was notable for its mildness and low rainfall. After a winter with no serious frosts, we went straight into a spring dominated by sunny, dry weather, resulting in very early bud break. Infrequent outbreaks of rain in June and July were not enough to stave off water shortages. Very high summer temperatures combined with intense sun exposure levels led to the vines gradually falling prey to hydric stress, causing delays to fruit ripening before harvest-time.
Once again, the vegetative cycle was shortened, being almost three weeks ahead of 2019’s. Thankfully, the harvest was saved by the relative cool of the nights. The harvest was of marvellous quality but there was very little juice in the red grapes (reduction of 30 to 50%), and reasonable potential alcohol, despite the heat. The whites, on the other hand, coped very well with these extreme conditions and yields were very good.
A very promising year for the whites with a fine balance between acidity and alcohol and intense white fruit aromas.

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