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MACON ÎGE SOUS LA ROCHE 2013
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Production area

Mâcon-Igé belongs to the regional appellation Mâcon from the Mâconnais vineyard, that spreads on 3 868,27 ha (including 3 345,82 ha of Chardonnay) at an altitude varying between 100 and 400 meters above the sea level. More precisely, "Sous la Roche" is a plot in the village of Igé benefiting from a noth-west exposure on the hillside, with an average altitude of 275 m. Its particular situation makes it a late terroir which produces very fresh wines. This lieu-dit was certainly named after its location: the vineyard lies below a rocky belt that overlooks the Côte in this particular place.

Varietal

100% Chardonnay

Tasting notes

COLOUR : Fine gold with tinges of green.
NOSE : Elegant and subtle but very expressive with floral, grassy aromas (mint) and hints of lemon
PALATE : A clean, fresh attack. Good balance. Rounded and supple with good acidity. Rediscovery of the floral, grassy aromas.

Vinification and maturing

The grapes are harvested with a machine whose asset is to create a first maceration prior to fermentation that will favor a better extraction of aromas. 
The vinification takes place in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks for 10 days, with the purpose of keeping all the freshness of the Chardonnay. During fermentation, the “pumping over” method is applied to give more intensity to the wine.
Then to let the wine fully express its freshness and minerality, ageing takes place in stainless-steel tanks for 6 months.

Food and wine pairing

This wine is perfect paired with mixed salads, sushis, poultry and veal in cream sauce, creamy risotto with meat, poultry or fish and goat cheeses.

Serving suggestions

10 to 12°C

Ageing potential

2 to 6 years

Vintage : 2013