2022 Domaine Côteaux des Margots Chardonnay, Mâcon-Villages AOP, Bourgogne, France (750ml)

Now: $24.00
(You save )
Write a Review
Gift wrapping:
Options available



This story begins in 1945 when Joannes Duroussay returned home after being held prisoner in Germany for four years. At that point there was no Domaine, just a small farm with a few cows and goats and some Chardonnay and Gamay vines. He started to make a little wine for himself while working for a local merchant. He also made a little extra cash performing as a saxophonist, going from ball to ball in different villages with his little band. Little by little, Grandpère Duroussay expanded the winegrowing portion of the farm, eventually handing the management of 7 hectares to his son, Jean-Luc. In 1985 Jean-Luc established Domaine Côteaux des Margots, now a third-generation family-owned wine estate. The Domaine is perfectly nestled in the Mâcon hills of Southern Burgundy and has grown to 15 hectares of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Gamay farmed by Jean-Luc and Veronique Duroussay and their son Pierre. The vineyards are certified "Haute Valeur Environnementale" due to their environmentally friendly farming practices, and are currently working to taking the winery 100% organic, while staying focused on the top priority—quality.

The Chardonnay for their Mâcon Blanc was picked with good levels of acidity by both hand and machine before undergoing a gentle, relatively cool fermentation with native yeast and no SO2 to help retain as much pure fruit and floral aromas as possible. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation. Aged 8 months on fine lees in concrete vats, to add a little polish before bottling. Focused on highlighting Chardonnay’s natural freshness and finesse, there was absolutely no oak used.

Pale gold with green flashes. The nose shows citrus peel, green apple, pear and wet stone minerality. The palate is dry and smooth with tart flavors of citrus, green apple and apricot, backed by a charming limestone minerality, and a hint of savory herbs.

Related Products