2015 JULES DESJOURNEYS MACON-VERZE

2015 JULES DESJOURNEYS MACON-VERZE, BURGUNDY, FRANCE. 100% Chardonnay.

90 points Sotheby's: "This is quite a profound Macon, which shows a tight, taut nose. Almost light bodied for the region. Linear and even a touch salty; precise and intense. Tons of acid structure and phenolic grip. Ambitious and a real statement! Will also age effortlessly. Not your typical, slightly soft Macon! Fascinating to be able to make this style in this region."

Fabien Duperry of Domaine Jules Desjourneys is making world class wines from the top sites in Beaujolais and the Mâconnais. The domaine consists of 7 hectares of Gamay in Fleurie and Moulin-Ã -Vent, plus 10 hectares of white vineyards that he shares with another winegrower in the Maconnais. This comes from the Verze commune where the vineyards sit on a long west-facing slope between 280 and 410 meters altitude (920-1,345ft). Soils are mainly limestone and marl in the south and east of the zone, well-suited to Chardonnay, while in the west there are spots with more iron content. Fermentation is a priority and he likes to control the fermentation process. Aging takes place in a combination of concrete tanks and glass. The result is a powerful, expressive Chardonnay with pear, peach and citrus aromas and flavors undercut but minerality and spice. There is ample weight and texture here, nice midpalate richness and elegant structure. Intense and delicious.
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