|Grape/Varietal : Chardonnay||Color : White|
|Origin : France||Bottle Size : 1.5 L|
|Region : Burgundy, Macon||ABV : 14.5%|
|Vintage : 2015||Natural Factor: No Added Sulphur, Organic.|
The wines of Macon are often maligned for their simplicity and breadth - well, that's not the case with the wines of Domaine Valette.
Baptiste and Philippe Valette are following in the footsteps of their father, Gerrard, producing exceptional wines from their family holdings in Mâcon-Chaintré. These wines, grown without pesticides and made without additions, have elevated themselves above the pack in their home region.
The combination of enforced lower yields and old vines (40-years-old) sees this Chardonnay show much more power and intensity than you might expect from Macon. It's plush, devastatingly delicious in texture, full of weight and, importantly, fresh to drink. If you are interested in the underground artisan movement in this region, this wine would be a very god place to start.
This Mâcon-Chaintré Vieilles Vignes cuvee is vinified using adirect press, spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts. 6 months in tanks, 25 months in old oak made from vines over 60 years old. With an open nose, it has aromas of citrus fruit and white-fleshed fruit (especially green apples). On the palate, its acidity is pleasantly distinctive and the texture is lovely. 8.5 hectares of love! Stunning wine from an amazing producer!
Pairs Well With:
Creamy Garlic Chicken
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