1er Cru Les Macherelles
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Grape variety: Chardonnay
Surface Area: 0.50 ha in a single plot
Soil: Clay and limestone
Vine age: 35 years old
A fine plot bordering the northern residential area of the village, adjacent to the “Chenevottes” and the “Vergers”. There are at least two explanations for the name “Macherelles”: it could be either an edible plant that grew there in ancient times, or the feminine form of “Machuré”, as inhabitants of the village are called. The first layer of soil is composed of clay drained by rain from the top of the hill. Digging down, there are limestone elements into which the roots of the vines have burrowed in search of water and nutrients from the soil.
Ideal drinking window of 5 to 8 years – variable depending on transport and storage conditions.
Ageing potential of 10 years – variable depending on transport and storage conditions.