2015 Vincent Girardin Macon-Fuisse Les Vieilles Vignes

Year: 2015
Appellation: Macon
Country: France
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
Price :
$23.95

WHAT A BARGAIN!

Winery Notes:
Soil: clay and limestone with predominant limestone.

Varietal: Chardonnay. Guyot pruning with different seasonal processes in the vineyard (pruning, trellising on wires/tying-in, thinning fruit-bunches). The vines are 55 years old.

Winemaking: the grapes are harvested by hand and sorted out when picking. They are then lightly pressed in a pneumatic press at a low pressure to get a slow extraction. After a gentle racking of the must, the wine is put in French oak casks of 500 liters (10% of new oak) for both alcoholic and malolactic fermentations, with wild yeasts; ageing for 11 months. During this time, we did no stirring of the lees in the barrels. A month before the bottling, the wine from the different barrels is put in a stainless steel tank to make the blend. The wine is finally fined and lightly filtered before bottling according to the lunar calendar (“fruit” day).

Tasting notes: the purity of Chardonnay mixed with the richness of the Mediterranean climate of Mâconnais region. A supple wine with a citrus character and white fruits. The concentration is balanced by a fresh fruity length.

To serve with:aperitif, fish grilled or in sauce, poultry, cheese

Temperature of service: 12 to 14°C

A beautiful Chardonnay at a reasonable price, a wine that everyone can enjoy thanks to its concentration and purity. A very well balanced chardonnay.