Roger Saumaize speaks with passion from bio-dynamic viticulture, as an artist, he explains with conviction his vision and philosophical approach of vinification. Only few hours with him in the family domain are enough to understand this winegrowers dynamic, who is completely in fusion with its environment and surrounding nature. This Mâcon-Villages will show you all the know-how and rigor of this wine producer, who is admired by several Burgundy producers.
Bright yellow colour, this wine reveals a fine bouquet of white peaches, citruses and spices. This is a pure Mâcon, straight and accurate with a saline finale. This wine has a lot of charm, and should be tasted young for keeping its freshness.
Very versatile, this wine will be perfect with pasta dishes, poultry, a wide range of starters and soft cheeses.
Work on soils, environment respect, nature monitoring, biodynamic and quality of hand-picked grapes are the rules of our work at the domain.
Hand picked grapes with optimal ripeness. Pressing is made slowly and wine is relocated directly in tank for fermentation. Ageing only in stainless steel tanks.
Roger and Christine Saumaize (née Michelin) have meticulously made every effort to put everything in place to achieve the full potential of their vineyards. The vines have been bio-dynamically farmed since 2005, vineyard work is primarily manual, and great importance is attached to the maintenance of bacterial life and the management of flora and micro flora diversity. Mastery of these elements in the vineyard is key to obtaining quality grapes and produce wines that accurately represent the Mâconnais terroir. The 9.50 hectare estate is located in Vergisson and has limestone, trias rock and marl terroirs. Each vineyard parcel has a unique biodiversity.
The Mâconnais is Burgundy’s southernmost vineyard region. Its limestone subsoil covered with clay or silt is ideally suited for making superb whites that easily stand up to those from the renowned Côte d’Or. The area is sunnier and warmer, and the risks of frost and hail are lower. The esteemed domaines and winemakers primarily work in the southern part of the region, in the Saint-Véran and Pouilly-Fuissé appellations. The Viré and Clessé villages, located on a limestone strip in the northern section, also produce good, plump Burgundian Chardonnay.
The southern section of the Mâconnais has several well-known appellations such as Pouilly Fuissé and Vergisson, for example. It is in these vineyards, at the foot of spectacular rock formations like Solutré and Vergisson, that fine Chardonnays is grown that regularly is skilfully vinified into remarkable white wines.
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