Domaine Paul et Mallory Talmard
The Talmard family name has been involved in wine production since the 17th century, and it was the current generation’s grandfather, Joseph, that planted some of the current Talmard vineyards at the family’s home base Uchizy. Joseph’s son Paul Talmard led the next generation. He used to deliver his grapes to the local co-opérative at Chardonnay, but in 1971 he withdrew, believing he could make better wine under his own domaine name. His wines went from strength to strength, and in 1997 he appointed his daughter Mallory and her husband Benjamin as chief winemakers. They have taken full control in recent years, and continue to run the winery with Paul’s philosophy and values. They now have over 27ha of vineyard.
Rich, citrussy fruit, apple and pear with a creamy texture and a delightfully subtle minerality. The extra lees contact seem to add a delicious creaminess
Enjoy with chicken with prosciutto, crème fraiche ad tarragon.
Gerald Talmard has overseen the wine-making at this top estate for several years, and tried to express the fruit and floral side of Chardonnay, using a range of picking times and maturities to give blending material. The grapes are all hand picked in small batches, vinified seperately in tank using only indigineous yeasts and very little sulphur is used. after ferment in tank, the wine is aged on lees for a short time, before racking into clean tanks for further ageing before bottling.