DOMAINE VALETTE MACON-VILLAGES

DOMAINE VALETTE MACON-VILLAGES

DOMAINE VALETTE

Regular price $65.00 Sale

Background

"Vinification is all natural: no sulphur, no cultured yeasts, no chaptalization, no acidification - no augmentation at all. Elevage is for twenty-four months on fine lees in tank (20%) and older barrels (80%). The way Philippe Valette works is similar that of Claude Maréchal in the Cote de Beaune which is to say meticulous care of the vineyards and a way of making wine with minimal intervention in a natural manner. The result is extravagant but very elegant Chardonnays. All graceful, delicate and exciting with beautiful fresh acid and without the flatness and boredom that wine from this region can often possess." - ANDREW GUARD

Tasting Note

"Bright, platinum-white gold. Aromas of zesty lemon, verbena and minerals, with a marine lift. As with all the Valette wines this is intense in the mouth, saline and tightly wound with a beautiful caressing texture and a perfect thread of acidity to maintain energy and shape. This special wine has a succulence and lovely long mouth-feel. It's very fine, very mineral and very alive - all you have to do is just sit back and revel in the flavours. If you like the wines of Ganevat or Frédéric Cossard then you will love this." - Andrew Guard