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  • 238. Mâcon-Pierreclos AC 2015

    Domaine Marc Jambon et Fils

    100% Chardonnay (13% alc.)

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    Succulent chardonnay fruit, good balance, and a slightly salty, chalky aftertaste define this excellent value wine. For drinking now to 2018.

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Winemaker
Pierre-Antoine Jambon in charge since 1999. Has vinified in Germany, Alsace, Bordeaux (Beauséjour-Becot), Domaine Marc Jambon et Fils
Location
Pierreclos
Size of domaine
10 hectares (6 white, 4 red)
Grape
Chardonnay, planted at 8000 vines per hectare. 70% 15-20 yr-old vines, 30% 40-yr old vines.
Terroir
Quite a steep south/south-west facing hillside. Well protected on all sides. Limestone and clay mix.
Viticulture
Do their own grafting. Aims at 10-12 bunches per vine. Hoes the soil once a year. Hand harvest. 48-50 hectos per hectare (30% less than max of appellation).
Vinification
Pneumatic press, natural yeasts. The wine is racked off the gross lees after 24 hours. Every process is done by gravity, pumps are not used. Left on fine lees in cement cuves until bottling in May. Unfined but filtered by kieselghur.
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