Mâcon-Chardonnay, Domaine Talmard

MACH020
A superb value Mâcon, the essence of pure, varietal Chardonnay, un-marked by any oak and exhibiting all the subtle minerality and refreshing acidity that makes this wine a perfect partner for all ranges of cuisines.
Type:
Vintage:
2020
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100% Chardonnay
Genre:
Style:
Dry
ABV:
13%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Mâconnais
Sub Sub Region:
Mâcon
Body:
Rich, rounded and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Cork
£13.99
 

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.

Tasting Notes

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

Food Matches

Enjoy with chicken with prosciutto, crème fraiche ad tarragon.

Vinification

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.