Mâcon-Mancey "Les Cadoles" (White)
La Côte Mâconnaise - Chardonnay
Durée de conservation
4 to 5 years
Température de service
8 to 9 C°
From slopes surrounding the village of Mancey, in localities (lieux-dits) known as “Les Cras”, “Les Roches”, and “Les Rotheux”.
On the slopes of Tournus and Mancey and elsewhere, you will spy numerous "cadoles", small constructions that served as shelters for the wine growers. Varying in sophistication, their design is quite unique. These “cadoles” are the subject of an ambitious restoration and preservation programme set up by the "Société des Amis des Sciences et des Arts de Tournus" (Friends of the Sciences and Arts of Tournus).
Most of the juice is extracted during the pre-pressing phase at 400 grams of pressure in suitable vats. The must is then transferred into low temperature settling tanks where it settles within 24-36 hours. Fermentation is carried out using indigenous yeasts, with the temperature controlled between 18-21°C. The wines are left on the lees until the completion of their malo-lactic fermentation after which they are racked. The wines are bottled between May and June.
Notes de dégustation
Deep and open on the nose, with notes of white fleshed fruit (pears, white peaches). The wine is fresh and crisp on entry to the palate. It is full, rich and underpinned by good acidity. With its complexity and long-lingering flavours, this is an exceptional wine.
Mâcon Mancey "Cuvée des Cadoles" White can be enjoyed as an aperitif and pairs well with vegetable terrines, snails, sea scallops and fish in a light sauce. It can be enjoyed within two years, but can also keep for 4-5 years.