Domaine Sylvaine & Alain Normand Mâcon la Roche-Vineuse 2016
Domaine Sylvaine & Alain Normand is a typical family domain operation. Alain Normand works eleven hectares in La Roche-Vineuse, an old village nestled on the steep flank of the huge limestone outcropping that gives name to Vineuse. This village sits astride the small pass that cuts through the Mâcon ridges and leads to Cluny, the seat of power for the Benedictine order of monks in their Medieval heyday. Alain farms according to the pragmatic principles of lutte raisonnée, or reasoned fight. His methods both in the field and in the cellar are the antithesis of the cooperatives whose wines dominate the Mâcon trade.
- 100% Chardonnay, horse-plowed
- Soils: Clay and limestone
- Sustainable farming
- Long fermentation with natural yeasts and extended lees aging in stainless steel
Tasting Notes: A beautiful wine with a bright, young, pale yellow color. Intense, attractive and rich on the nose, with hints of very ripe white, yellow, and exotic fruit aromas. This is a fruity wine which is big, smooth and fresh on the palate.
FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:
Great as an aperitif or paired with salads, antipasti, baked halibut or fish with beurre blanc sauce