Mâcon-Villages

Appellation Régionale
Mâcon-Villages

Grape Variety :

Chardonnay.

Vineyard

Site: a large terroir in the south of Burgundy, close to Pouilly-Fuissé. The size of this region allows considerable freedom in selecting wines with different characteristics.
Soil: clay and chalk dating from the Jurassic era are very favorable to the cultivation of the Chardonnay grape.

Viticulture

Plantation density: 7,000 vine stocks/hectare.
Pruning: Guyot
Yield: purposely low in order to extract all possible nuances from the terroir.
Supply: grapes and must purchased from regular suppliers (long term contracts).

Vinification

Pressing: very slow so as to respect the fruit. Juices from the last pressings are not retained.
No artificial yeasts or enzymes are used.

Ageing

Type: stainless steel vats.
Length: 6 to 8 months.

Throughout the ageing process, decisions are taken only after careful tasting evaluation. The data obtained is completed through technical analysis. As with every other Joseph Drouhin wine, absolute priority is given to the true expression of terroir and character of the vintage.

Tasting note by Véronique Boss-Drouhin

"The colour of the wine is bright and limpid. The nose is floral and fruity. Very straightforward and direct on the palate, as if biting into a grape. Fresh and light, with a very pleasant aftertaste".

Vintage

The aromatic expressions are gradually revealed and promise rather full wines. 2017 exudes all the elegance of Chardonnay. The wines are floral with citrus notes. Round and well-balanced, the are attractive. A very good vintage.

Serving

Temperature: 12/13°C (53-54°F).
Cellaring: 1 to 3 years.
Mâcon-Villages blanc
Mâcon-Villages blanc