Mâcon-Verzé – 2012
At the beginning of 2004, SCE Domaine Leflaive acquired five parcels (Les Chênes, En Perret, Le Monté, Escolles and Les Muses) of mature Chardonnay vines in the commune of Verzé in the Mâconnais (the Mâcon-Verzé appellation).
From the very first year, the vines were cultivated biodynamically. Cultivation of the vineyards is carried out by Paul de Noüe (a member of the Leflaive family) within SCE Joseph LEFLAIVE, which is a subsidiary of Domaine Leflaive. All viticulture is supervised by Eric Remy, Domaine Leflaive’s estate manager.
- Appellation: Mâcon-Villages
- Viticulture: 100% biodynamic
- Size: 9.3 hectares (22.98 acres)
- Vine Age: Average 26 years
- Soil: Calcareous clay
- Density: 6,000 vines/hectare (2,248 vines/acre)
- Fermentation: In stainless-steel tanks using indigenous yeast
- Malolactic: 100%
- Barrel Fermentation: 15 months
- Filtration: Very light
- Fining: Homeopathic
The Mâcon-Verzé is a wine of great purity, both floral and mineral, expressing a lively energy, ready to be enjoyed earlier than the wines of Puligny-Montrachet.