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.
The weather in Burgundy in mid-April was ideal, which allowed the vegetative cycle to start quickly, beginning 15 days ahead of the average start. At the time of flowering, the 2022 vintage looked like being one of the earliest in history. The hot and dry summer slowed the pace of the vines and the ripening of the grapes. Fortunately, the abundant rainfall in June and a few well-placed showers in mid-August gave the plants what they needed to transform the grape pulp into a generous juice. Harvest began in early September. The fruit had both good quality and quantity.
The wine shows floral, apple and citrus aromas and flavors, with mineral notes; a classic expression of Chardonnay from this appellation.
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
ACIDITY: 3.44 g/l
Unique Selling Points
- #1 French White Wine in America
- 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
“My aim is to craft enchanting wines that taste of the great diversity of Burgundy.”
Frederic Barnier, Winemaker