2016 Domaine Talmard Macon-Chardonnay

Year: 2016
Appellation: Macon
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 85
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
Price :
$9.95

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"The 2016 Macon Chardonnay has a light flinty/sandstone-scented bouquet with touches of mango developing in the glass. The palate is smooth and rounded on the entry but I would like more acidity here and the finish feels a little predictable." (WA)

Winery Notes:
Founded in 1971, the original estate of brothers Paul and Philibert Talmard comprised about 100 acres overlapping two communes, Uchizy and Chardonnay, two of the higher-quality named villages within the Mâconnais. Although they sold their wine initially to the co-op, the brothers started to domaine bottle and export in 1978. Shortly after the turn of the millennium, the brothers divided their domain in order to prepare for the future for their sons. Philibert and his son Gerald built a new cellar next to the original one, completely modern and efficient, all stainless, designed for producing one wine. Their 50 acres of vineyards lie predominantly within the commune of Chardonnay – thought to be the geographical origin of the variety – and thus are entitled to use the AOC “Mâcon-Chardonnay.” Their wine is the essence of pure, crystalline, varietal Chardonnay, un-marked by any oak, exhibiting all the subtle minerality and invigorating acidity that makes these wines such perfect partners with cuisines of all sorts. The wine is now bottled with a Stelvin closure to protect and enhance its freshness and character.