Mâcon-Villages 2018

Region: France / Burgundy / Mâcon
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay

Grapes come from parcels within the Mâconnais area, yielding the highest-quality fruit of the harvest. Vineyard soils have a high percentage of chalk and limestone, which imparts mineral character and nuance. Mâcon-Villages is vinified with no oak contact to retain the elegant aromas and clean, fresh character that this region is prized for.

89 Points

Blue Lifestyle

2017 vintage
88 Points

Decanter World Wine Awards

2016 vintage
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harvest note

The end of the growing cycle took place during the very hot, dry conditions that prevailed during the month of August. July had seen a few thundery rainstorms here and there, but these were very localized events. Overall, levels of summer rainfall was notably low in Beaujolais, the Maconnais and Chablis. Ripening, therefore, advanced slowly – by the end of August, the berries were still fairly firm, with thick skins. Some of the younger plants and those vines with inadequate hydric reserves suffered from a lack of water, but the main vineyards coped well with the dry conditions as these conditions had prevailed for several weeks already and the vines had learned to adapt to them. During the visits to the vineyards at the end of August, the grapes were in more or less perfect health, and that a generous harvest was promised.

tasting note

The wine shows bright white flower, apple and citrus aromas and bracing, fresh, clean fruit on the palate, with mineral notes. This is a classic expression of Chardonnay from this appellation.

food pairing

Poultry, shellfish, grilled firm-fleshed fish such as swordfish, and salads.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: Mâcon-Villages
PH: 3.38
ACIDITY: 3.55 g/l
ABV: 12.66%

points of distinction

  • Vinified without oak to retain the wine’s elegant aromas and clean, fresh character.
  • Versatile with poultry and white meat, shellfish, grilled tuna, salads.
  • Made from the highest-quality fruit of the year’s harvest
  • about the grape +
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“My aim is to craft enchanting wines that taste of the great diversity of Burgundy.”

– Frederic Barnier, Winemaker

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