After a careful selection of grapes from small parcels in the region, they are gently pressed and undergo temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel vats (40% maloactic) where the wine remains until bottling.
Within a natural isosceles triangle formed by Mâcon in the south, Tournos in the east and Cluny in the west, the noble and eminently Burgundian chardonnay grape reigns as absolute monarch due to the chalk-rich soil that gives distinction to its white wines. This is the southern part of the world-famous province of Burgundy, with its gently rolling hills and lush vineyards, so dear to the French romantic poet and statesman, Lamartine. The author, born in Mãcon, spent his youth in the picture book Mâconnais wine village of Milly. It was his love for the young and pretty Elvire that triggered his literary career. During his extremely active life, Lamartine devoted his energies to his dual vocations of poet and political figure. The white wines known as Mâcon-Villages come from some 40 different villages that lie to the north and west of Mâcon and the tranquil Saone River. The native chardonnay grapes produce lively and delicate wines overflowing with charm, especially in their youth.
Best paired with appetizers, fish tacos, shrimp ceviche, or goat cheese salad.
PRODUCER: Georges Duboeuf
REGION: A.O.C. Macon-Village
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Chardonnay
2016: 90 Pts - James Suckling, Feb 2018
2015: 91 Pts - James Suckling, April 2017