Gerald Talmard Macon Chardonnay 2019 - Burgundy, France
Varietals: 100% Chardonnay
The "Chardonnay" on the label here in the village by that name was, allegedly, the grape used to make this wine was first cultivated. In any event, this is a fine, ripe, Macon Chardonnay, delivering richly textured stone fruit, yellow apple, and light tropical fruit aromas and flavors. A touch of crushes stone and toasted hazelnut and a clean, pure, finish, bring things to a delicious close.
This father and son estate produces one utterly perfect wine: a pure and refreshing Chardonnay, from the birthplace of the Chardonnay grape.
Founded in 1958 by two brothers, the fruit was originally sold to the local co-op. In 1978 the brothers started to domain bottle and export. At the turn of the millennium, with children on each side of the family, the brothers divided the domaine. Today, Gerald Talmard runs the property, overseeing the 49 acres of vineyards that lie predominantly within the commune of Chardonnay – thought to be the geographical origin of the variety, and thus entitled to use the AOC “Mâcon-Chardonnay.”
Gerald has also built a new cellar next to the original one, modern and efficient, and dedicated to the production of a single wine. Grapes are picked fairly early to maintain good acidity, and the wine is fermented and aged entirely in stainless steel.