The Clos de Mont-Rachet soils are calcareous, with high limestone content. The ground is brittle. The wine’s clear colour is enhanced by the white rocks covering the vine rows, and was thus named “white grounds” by the monks. Mâcon Villages is made from Chardonnay grapes.The Vinyard of Mont-Rachet is located in Savignysur Grosne at MONT RACHET. It is one of the oldest vineyards cultivated by the monks of the Cluny Abbey. At the time, each vine row had to cover an “ouvrée”, or about 480 feet (480m). Its name, “Mont-Rachet” also called “Mont Chauve” (“Bald mountain”) isa testament to the originally arid quality of the soil. This 6 hectare vineyard faces southeast.
This wine is aged in stainless steel vats, so as to preserve its full freshness and character.
A fine light yellow colour; hints of acacia with some overtones of lemon, almonds and hazelnuts. Tasting reveals the full charm of this bottle. This wine has hints of freshness and roundedness as well as floral and dried fruit, leaving a harmonious impression.
This MaconVillages Clos de Mont Rachet can be served as an aperitif, with starters, white meats (veal and poultry), or with goat cheeses.
Best consumed within three years following harvest. Serving temperature between 11 and 13°C.
Available in bottle