Clos de Malte white is typically a more linear-structured wine with nice tension and energy, little initial creaminess, and with a framework ideal for aging. After just a few years one senses the presence of these stony (limestone) soils, supported by hints of citrus skin and grapefruit pith plus a delicate roasted nut grace note.

Harvest Note
Manual harvest & sorting, de-stemming, fermentation with natural yeasts, aging in barrel 14 – 16 months (1/3 new oak), partial malolactic fermentation
Technical Data
GRAPES: Chardonnay
APPELLATION: This is a villages wine from the Santenay lieu-dit Clos de Malte
PH: 3.33
ACIDITY: 3.65 g/l
ABV: 12.87%
Unique Selling Points
  • Clos de Malte is a natural amphitheatre on steep slopes with excellent exposure
  • Clos de Malte produces both red & white wines
  • Wines are substantially affected by shallow limestone subsoils and surrounding cliffs
  • Clos de Malte wines provide attractive value & outstanding quality

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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