France / Burgundy
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.
This was a vintage with a growing season which began quite early. The winter season was significantly warmer than the norm with some useful precipitation that fortified the soils. This triggered the vines into early budbreak in March. Fortunately, this early start was spared any serious frost events except for a few isolated vineyards. Warm and dry conditions throughout the vegetative cycle continued with flowering in late May and veraison in mid-July. The harvest began in mid-August under sunny, clear, and optimal dry conditions. In fact, the 2020 harvest was the earliest recorded in several centuries. The wines are promising, showing plenty of concentration from the ripe and perfectly clean fruit.
The wine shows floral, apple and citrus aromas and flavors, with mineral notes; a classic expression of Chardonnay from this appellation.
Poultry, shellfish, grilled firm-fleshed fish such as swordfish, and salads.
ACIDITY: 0.38 g/l
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 1.9 g/l
Unique Selling Points
- Made from the highest-quality fruit of the year’s harvest
- Vinified without oak to retain the wine’s elegant aromas and clean, fresh character
- Versatile with poultry and white meat, shellfish, grilled tuna, salads
“My aim is to craft enchanting wines that taste of the great diversity of Burgundy.”
Frederic Barnier, Winemaker