Les Vignerons de Mancey Bourgogne White
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 Bourgogne Chardonnay wine comes from various parcels located on the slopes of Mancey, Vers, Royer and Martailly-Les- Brancion. The soils are a variation of limestone and clay-limestone, with occasional strata of white marl.
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Elaboration: The harvesting for Les Vignerons de Mancey Bourgogne White is carried out partially by hand and partially by machine. The harvested grapes are transported to the press very quickly in order to prevent oxidation. The pneumatic pressing is gentle and very fast. The deposits and juice from the end of the pressing are eliminated. After that they must has been chilled for 18-24 hours. Fermentation is carried out at a controlled temperature (below 20°C) to preserve the aromas. Bottling takes place in the spring following the harvest and after malolactic fermentation is completed.
Tasting Notes: Golden hue with green tints. Deep and open on the nose with notes of fruit such as apricots or peaches. The wine is fresh and lively on entry to the palate, and then shows 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.