This 100% Chardonnay hails from Uchizy (population 800!), one of only twenty- six villages with the right to append the village name on the label. This vineyard is nestled just west of the Saone river, a very short distance from Viré and Clessé, two other notable villages for venerable Chardonnay in the Maconnais.
The soils on this east-facing, gentle slope are comprised of limestone and clay, with ample rock debris, providing superior drainage. The organically-farmed vines, averaging 32 years age, are tended by Mathieu’s longtime friend Jean-Michel, and are severely pruned to limit yields, hand picked, and reflect a completely natural terroir – no spraying or artificial anything. The fruit is bladder pressed into 100% steel to retain freshness and youth. The bouquet is open and generous, with quartz, minerals, baskets of Meyer lemons and white flowers. The palate is fresh, alive and pure Chardonnay through-and-through.
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