The Domaine Chene Colombe is a family estate located in the northernmost part of the Macon region, just south of the Cotes Chalonnaise. The 3-hectare vineyard is planted entirely with Chardonnay on south-facing slopes at an average altitude of 200 meters. The soil is a thin cover of clay over a bed of limestone, covered with small white pebbles and numerous fossils; it is deep and cool, which makes for a slow ripening process and the development of complex flavors and aromas in the wine.

After three hours of pre-maceration and skin-contact, the grapes are quickly pressed in a state-of-the-art bladder press. This process extracts all the fruit and aromas while avoiding any bitterness. Two-thirds of the juice ferments in temperature-controlled, stainless steel cuves, but the balance of the juice ferments in oak casks. The wine is bottled after the malolactic fermentation finishes in the late spring. It is released for sale after four months of bottle age.

The Chene Colombe Macon Villages is a text book example of a good, crisp, and persistent Chardonnay. It is the perfect aperatif wine. In fact, it is a wonderful all-purpose wine. This Macon Villages has a lively bouquet of green apples and flowers (acacia is notable). Please serve it chilled, but not ice cold. This pleasant Chardonnay goes particularly well with lighter fish and fowl dishes, shrimp and crab, as well as cold meats. The wine simply sends a “wake-up call” to your senses. Very nice!

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Chene-Colombe Macon Villages