2017 Maison Valette Macon-Villages Magnum

2017 Maison Valette Macon-Villages Magnum

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The Valette estate is nestled within an 8 hectare plot in South Burgundy, between Mâcon and Beaujolais. Three generations of the family have farmed on this plot, but it was Philippe, the most recent generation, who decided to start farming organically. His traditional wine education in Beaune never discussed organic viticulture so it has been years of reacting, experimenting and committing to tireless work that have now crowned the sites and Philippe himself as one of the godfathers of sustainable agriculture in Burgundy. His understanding of the indigenous yeasts in this region are unparalleled. His wines, made from Chardonnay, have a soul that often lacks in this region. A depth and delicacy that is drenched in honey, flowers, peaches and often accompanied by well integrated reductive notes. If Philippe were a chanteur, the wines would be his swan song.

The 2017 Macon Villages is from 40 year old vines, bottled in March of 2019 and aged in tank. It is a generous wine, after a thorough decent you can expect lemon peel, the smell of crashing waves, chalk. In the glass it is diaphonous, glittery in gold. White peach, frangipani, clotted cream. A stunning wine and in large format too!