Les Vignerons de Mancey Mâcon Chardonnay
WHY WE LOVE IT
- The Les Vignerons de Mancey cooperative was founded in 1929 and is committed to promoting its members’ terroirs and famous Burgundy grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Aligoté, and Gamay!
- The slopes around Mancey, Vers, Royer and Martailly-Les- Brancion. Limestone subsoil and clay-limestone soils with layers of white marl.
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Elaboration: The harvesting is carried out partially by hand and partially by machine. The harvested grapes are transported to the press very quickly in order to protect them from oxidation. Pneumatic pressing is carried out w ith a selection of the juices w hen they are run off, and the elimination of the juices from the end of the pressing. The must is chilled and placed in a settling tank. After 18-24 hours of settling, the clear juice is draw n off, and the deposits are filtered. Fermentation is carried out at controlled temperature (below 20°C) to preserve the aromas. Bottling takes place in the spring following the harvest, after malolactic fermentation is completed.
Tasting Notes: White wine with a pale golden color and green tints. The intense aromas of white flowers and dried fruit are typical of the grape variety: In the Mâcon area, we say that a good Mâcon wine “chardonnes” (show s a Chardonnay character). The wine is fresh and lively on entry to the palate, and then show s a sensation of softness and roundness.
Les Vignerons de Mancey (the winemakers of Mancey) is a cooperative in the region of Burgundy (Bourgogne) and the terroir of the Mâconnais, popular for its famous Burgundy wines. More than 80% of Burgundy wines are produced from two grape varieties, Pinot Noir for reds and Chardonnay for whites. Two other main grape varieties are Gamay and Aligoté. For each of these wines, the methods are very specific and respect the precise specifications that govern Burgundy AOCs.