2017 Mâcon-Chaintré Vieilles Vignes
From 65-year-old vines, bottled a full two and a half years after the harvest.
80% aged in oak and 20% in tank. Since 2015 this wine is vinified and bottled without sulphur. Valette's Mâcon-Chaintré Vieilles Vignes responds well to oxygen—in fact, it's best decanted. The 2017 opens in the glass with aromas of citrus and orchard fruit with a lovely floral lift. The wine is medium to full-bodied and has a powerful presence yet is only moderate in alcohol and has lively acids, superb purity and a long, sapid finish. This is an excellent vintage for the Valette's Mâcon-Chaintré that exemplifies the last two decades of reflection and evolution at this estate. This wine will age effortlessly in a good cellar and provide many years of pleasure.