This white Burgundy from the northern area of the Maconnais wine region smells like green apples, white peaches, and uplifting citrus. The palate combines ripe orchard fruit and a creamy richness with bright acidity and clean minerality on the finish.
On the vineyard/winemaking - Domaine de la Cadette was established in 1999 after winemakers, Jean and Catherine Montanet, sought more freedom in winemaking from the cooperative where they got their start. Organic farming and natural vinification are important to the family and they have been certified organic since 2002. The domaine began their negociant journey in 2016, sourcing grapes from other winegrowers that share the same farming practices in addition to using their own grapes.
This wine is made from 100% Chardonnay and contains grapes from the Perrone, Uchizy, and Saone-et-Loire villages in the northern Maconnais region. All grapes were harvested by hand and underwent natural fermentation. This wine completed its primary fermentation and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks and was aged in stainless steel for 8-10 months before bottling. No pesticides, herbicides, or additives of any kind.
On Maconnais - This is the southernmost area of the Burgundy wine region, running along the western bank of the Soane River. The climate is warmer and harvest is a full 2-weeks earlier than that of the northern Burgundy regions. The influence of the warmer climate shows itself in riper fruit flavors and overall fuller-bodied white wines than those found further north. The Maconnais is comprised of rolling hills and valleys of limestone and clay that are thought to contribute fresh, mineral flavors to the wines. This region is known for producing some of the best value white Burgundy.