Domaine Thevenet & Fils 2019 Macon Pierreclos Blanc, Macon-Villages AOC
Item Number: 15377
Sub Region: Maconnais
Appellation/AVA: Macon-Villages AOC
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Chardonnay
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Soil Type: Clay, silt, and red clay
Case Production: 1,200
Winemaking Notes: Chardonnay grapes are pressed for four hours at a low pressure. The juice is then transferred to stainless steel tanks, where it settles for 12-24 hours before being transferred again to concrete. It is here that a spontaneous fermentation occurs with indigenous yeast over a 2-4 week duration. The wine remains in contact with the lees for as long as possible, typically over a 4-6 month period. After a 6-10 month long elevage, the wine is bottled between July and August. This wine is unfined and lightly filtered.
Featured in the Daily Herald article Meet today's Chardonnay: It's not sweet or overly oaked
"The Macon subregion is the welcome to Burgundy, with sunny skies to soften the austerity of more northern vineyards in Burgundy's Cote d'Or (Slope of Gold). With no oak contact, producers leave new wine on the lees (spent yeast cells) for six to 10 months for easy complexity. With green apple and mineral flavors, dynamic and dry, this is France's bistro wine to pair with Burgundian specialties of escargots, cow's milk cheeses, and mustard recipes from nearby Dijon. At home, serve this bright refresher as a classic cocktail and complement many lighter dishes, including raw shellfish, salads and other dishes involving butter or mustard."