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2017  

Production area

Grapes for this regional appellation from the Mâconnais are harvested in 43 communes within the delimited area of the Mâcon-Villages appellation which covers a surface area of 1 884,65 hectares.

Origins

The terroir in the Mâconnais is quite different than that of Burgundy’s northern regions. Here it is clay, silica or granite-based. It is particularly because of these differences in terroir that the wines made from the Chardonnay grapes harvested in this region have a mineral freshness about them that is a delight for those who like a change from the warmer more honeyed flavoured white wines of the Côte d’Or just north of the Mâconnais.

Varietal

100% Chardonnay

Vinification and maturing

Vinification takes place in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks. The wine is partially aged in tanks and partially aged in barrels.

Tasting notes

The colour is yellow gold or with gently greenish highlights.
The nose reveals aromas of broom, white roses, acacia, honeysuckle, fern, verbena, lemon-grass, and citrus fruits (grapefruit, mandarin oranges). In the mouth, the finish adds nuances of pine, quince and fennel. Its golden golden color, with greenish reflections, gleaming and soft. The nose reveals aromas of broom, white rose, acacia, honeysuckle, but also fern, verbena and citrus (grapefruit, mandarin).
Shades of pine, quince, fennel appear at the end of the mouth. On the palate, the wine is fresh and easy to drink, dry but fruity. It has a good concentration, with the acid support necessary for its duration. Roundness and sweetness characterizes him.

Food and wine pairing

Mâcon-Villages may be served with mixed salads, sushis, poultry and veal in cream sauce, creamy risotto with meat, poultry or fish and goat cheeses.

Serving suggestions

10 to 12°C

Ageing potential

2 to 6 years

Vintage : 2017

2017, a happy combination of quality and quantity.
This is the only region that enjoyed this rare combination. And yet the vegetative cycle was upset: The winter was very cold and there were early frosts in spring. Conditions were optimal for rapid flowering, but there was hail and the drought in the summer.

Harvesting was very early, starting in the August heat. After years of low yields, the grapes were abundant with thick skins that promised lovely color. There were significant disparities in terms of maturity between the whites and reds and between the Côte de Nuits and the Côte de Beaune. But excellent health and easy vinification meant a great vintage for those who got their planning right.

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