Domaine Thibert Mâcon Verzé AOC 2016

Domaine Thibert Mâcon Verzé AOC 2016
£19.00 / bottle£216.60 / case (12 bottles)

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Country: France
Grape variety: Chardonnay
Wine region: Burgundy
Wine style: Rich Creamy Whites
Wine Type: White Wines
Wine Type: Vegan Wine
Drink: Now to 2023
Oaked
Cork
ABV: 13%

Tasting Notes

Domaine Thibert, run by brother and sister, Christophe and Sandrine Thibert, practises organic viticulture and minimum intervention preferring to let the "terroir" and the oak ageing show through in its wines. Read more about Domaine Thibert in my featured winery blog.

Macon Verzé and other Macon Villages wines are lighter Burgundy wines and are not often aged in oak, so have little complexity. Domaine Thibert's Macon Verzé however is aged in oak and is relatively complex, thanks to the oak and to the chalky limestone vineyard site. But it also manages to retain a light freshness. It is the lightest Domaine Thibert white wine that I stock but is still quite complex, lovely and citrussy with quince and light biscuity notes and fresh acidity.

If served too cold, you will miss all the beautiful flavours. Be careful pouring the last few drops as sometimes there may be a deposit which is harmless and a natural consequence of minimum or no filtration, ensuring, in Domaine Thibert's words, "full aromatic expression and richness of flavour."

Food Pairing

Recommended for drinking with fish, seafood including scallops, foie gras, roast chicken, ham, pork, veal, creamy sauces, parmesan cheese, mushrooms, truffle. Generally it is not so good with other cheeses, tomato-based sauces, Chinese food, Thai food and, though it has the body to stand up to many of them, curries.

Producer's Notes

"The vineyard, in the village of Verzé, features a well-drained slope with a slight gradient. Soils: Dark browns developed in chalky white limestone (Jurassic period). Slight to medium depths of clay and very calcareous (limestone) soils.

Tasting: a very fine wine featuring ripe citrus and fresh fruit aromas. The rich well-rounded palate is balanced by a fine mineral undertone.

Vinification and ageing: aged 10% in barrels and 90% in stainless steel vats for 9 to 11 months, with light filtering when bottled.

Suggested ageing before drinking: 3 to 5 years."

This is no ordinary Macon villages wine; it is more complex than you might expect as it has seen some oak during the ageing process. Lovely and fresh, it has citrus, quince, almonds and honey on the nose and palate. A beautiful Burgundy

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