Domaine Cheveau 2018 Macon-Chaintre, Le Clos, AOC
Item Number: 14839
Sub Region: Maconnais
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Chardonnay
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Soil Type: Limestone-clay and stones
Terroir Notes: This wine is produced from 3 parcels within the Clos lieu-dit in the southernmost village Chaintré in the Mâconnais. The vines average around 25 years old.
Winemaking Notes: After a manual harvest, the grapes are pressed pneumatically and a long, slow, temperature-controlled fermentation occurs spontaneously in the underground cellars of the domaine. The wine is aged in stainless steel on the fine lees for 8-11 months. Malolactic fermentation occurs spontaneously. The wine is lightly fined and plate filtered before bottling. A small amount of sulfites are added during winemaking: 25 ppm free and 60 ppm total.
Tasting Notes: The Macon-Chaintré Le Clos is consistently marked by notes of citrus fruits (lemon, orange, grapefruit) with lively acidity, fruit blossom aromas, and excellent balance.