Macon Villages `Clos de Condemine` Domaine Luquet 2020

Country
France
Region
Burgundy, Maconnais & Chalonnaise
Producer
Domaine Luquet
Grape(s)
Chardonnay (100%)
Type
White
Style
Mineral
Oaked Style
Unoaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content
13.5%
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Sustainable
Yes-certified sustainable
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

Cote Chalonnaise lies between the Cote de Beaune to the north and the Maconnais to the south. Cote Chalonnaise is made up of five communes, from north to south these are Bouzeron, Rully, Mercurey, Givry and Montagny. The Maconnais is centred around the town of Macon, and has a warmer climate than a lot Burgundy due to its southern position and proximity to the warmer Rhone valley.

Producer

The cellar and winery for this 5th generation family vigneron is a recently renovated property in the centre of the sleepy village of Fuisse. Since Benoit Luquet established the family roots in vine growing in the 19th century, the domaine has extended to encompass the key appellations of the Maconnais. Today Patrick Luquet presides over 27 hectares of vineyards, including 40 to 70 year old vines in Fuisse and Solutre-Pouilly.The Domiane Luquet produces delicious classic white burgundy using a combination of cement and stainless steel tanks for fermentation to preserve the natural integrity of the fruit. The style is generous in fruit and flavour but balanced with the judicious use of French oak barrels to give hints of nutty complexity.
Tasting Notes
The `Clos de Condemine` sits on a small clay slope in the village of Charnay les Macon, yielding fruity, elegant Chardonnay. A pale gold in colour with a typically ripe nose of pear, white peach and plum. The palate is well balanced and creamy with red apple, peach and honeydew melon flavours that combine with mineral elements, to linger on a powerful finish.
Food
A perfect match for mixed salads, asparagus, grilled vegetables and quiches, cold fish dishes and white meats.