The Mâcon-Lugny appellation is within the Mâcon-Villages area in the southern part of Burgundy, close to Beaujolais. Mâcon-Villages is the largest subregion within the Mâconnais, covering about 6,250 acres of vineyards and 43 separate communes. Mâcon-Villages are only white wines. The small village of Lugny is one of the most famous areas in the Mâconnais, and produces exceptional white wines made exclusively from the Chardonnay grape. Vineyards are situated on the Monts du Mâconnais, whose limestone subsoil imparts ideal characters of minerality, floral complexity and finesse to the Chardonnay grapes.

2013 vintage
Harvest Note
The winter of 2012-2013 was particularly long and hard, and this delayed budbreak by a fortnight, relative to 2012. In spring, the vegetative cycle was delayed by around a week due to the atypical temperatures, exceptionally low levels of sunshine and record levels of rainfall (which reached twice the annual average by May). White grapes, which are sensitive to the cold during this important developmental stage, suffered, and the low levels of flowering presaged low yields at harvest. Summer provided better growing conditions, with beautiful warm, sunny days, and as a result, the vines put on a growth spurt, although fruit ripening still hadn’t commenced. Véraison didn’t take place until the end of August-beginning of September. September, usually the month in which harvest takes place, was key to achieving full ripeness in the grapes. Conditions grew humid towards the end of the month, and it became vital to curb the development of rot. Picking began with the white grapes during the first few days of October. Meticulous selection was vital throughout the picking process. A difficult year in the vineyard has resulted in wines with astounding finesse.
Tasting Note
Light, sprightly and easy to drink, this dry wine shows white flower and apple aromas, with a note of lemon.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with a range of foods, including poultry, pan-fried or grilled fish, and mild cheeses, such as goat’s milk varieties.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: Mâcon-Villages
PH: 3.36
ACIDITY: 3.61 g/L
ABV: 12.65%
AGING: 6 months in stainless steel
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, pan-fried or grilled fish, and mild cheeses, such as goat’s milk varieties

About the Grape

Though it has a distinctive profile, Chardonnay reflects other factors such as soil composition and vinification technique. Chardonnay is a reliable, hardy and prolific vine whose only real vulnerabilities are frost and uneven development of fruit.
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