Mâcon Blanc Villages wine is straightforward, lively, rather light and goes down smoothly, with fruity and floral aromas. Sometimes, depending on the vintage, it may have heavier flavours, typical of Chardonnay grapes, such as hazelnut, almond and fresh butter.
The Maconnais stretches from south of Tournus, in the Saone et Loire, all the way to the northern edge of the Rhone, south of Macon. As such, it separates the wines of Burgundy from those of Beaujolais. Of the 15,000 acres planted, two thirds are Chardonnay vines, producing the white wines which make the region famous. The vast majority of wines may add the name of the commune where they are grown to the Macon name (i.e. Macon-Lugny, Macon-Loche), or opt for the appellation Macon-Villages, which is the only legal name if two or more commune wines are blended. The Chardonnay grape thrives on the high limestone content of the granite based soil of this region.
|Wine maker notes
|Upon arrival at the winery, grape bunches are lightly pressed and the juice is allowed to settle for 24 hours before fermentation in temperature-controlled tanks. After malolactic fermentation, which softens the overall acidity, the wine matures in tank for 6-8 months before bottling.
GRAPE : Chardonnay.
ALCOHOL : 12,5
RESIDUAL SUGARS : < 0,2 %
ACIDITY : 4 %
COLOUR : Straw with tinted with gold.
BOUQUET : Floral and fresh, with hues of honey and fresh butter.
TASTE : Round yet with a touch of acidity that keeps it fresh.
AGEING POTENTIAL : 1 - 3 years, 5 years for the great vintages.
|Enjoy with hors d’oeuvres, fish, poultry, white meats, fresh cheeses.