Olivier Merlin Mâcon Blanc La Roche Vineuse Vieilles Vignes

Olivier Merlin Mâcon Blanc La Roche Vineuse Vieilles Vignes

Wine Information
Tasting notes
Nose: pleasant aromatic freshness with notes of white peach and pear.  A rich and complex wine, very well-balanced on the palate.  Strongly mineral soil gives this wine a very long finish in the mouth.
 
Terroir
Quaternary clay-limestone soil (Bathonian, Bajocian)
Exposure: south to south-west
Altitude: 230-280 m
Slope 5% to 20%
 
Culture
Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay
Planting density: 8,000 plants per hectare
Average yield: 50 hl/ha
Picking by hand, soil working, no chemical herbicides
 
Vinification
Direct pressing, gentle settling in stainless steel tanks, alcoholic and malolactic fermentations in oak barrels (new to 4 years old).  12 months' elevage in barrel  followed by 3 months in stainless steel vats.  Racking and gentle Kiesleguhr filtration prior to bottling.  No finings.
 
  • Product Name: Macon la Roche Vineuse Vieilles Vignes
  • Producer: Olivier Merlin
  • Importer: Becky Wasserman Selections
  • Country Region Appellation:
    • France
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    • France
    • Burgundy
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    • France
    • Burgundy
    • Maconnais
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    • France
    • Burgundy
    • Maconnais
    • Macon
  • Varietal: Chardonnay
  • Agricultural Standards: Organic
  • Closure: Cork
  • ALC %: 13.5