Thevenet Macon Pierre Clos Bourgogne Blanc ’18

Region: Burgundy
Varietal(s): Chardonnay
Size: 750 ml
Type: ,

Cause Supported: Healthcare

$20.00

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Additional Information

Alcohol: 13.0%

Style: Crisp, Dry, Medium Bodied

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Vintage: 2018

Practice: Sustainable

Thevenet Macon Pierre Clos Bourgogne Blanc ’18

Winemaker Notes

This is the workhorse wine of the domaine both for the Thevenet family. The grapes for this cuvée are sourced from four separate parcels within Pierreclos: “Margots”, “Le Chateau”, “Les Grands Buys” and “La Bucherate”. The average age of the vines is forty-five (45) years. The vineyards face east, southeast and south and are situated about 350 feet above sea level on the gently sloping hills of Pierreclos. The wine is aged in cuve in contact with the fine lees but without any exposure to oak. Total annual production is in the neighborhood of 15,000 bottles.

About the Winery

By 1982 Jean-Claude Thevenet had taken responsibility for this family domaine from his father, Raymond, when their holdings were a mere three (3) hectares, Jean-Claude was in the process of building the domaine to its current size of thirty (30) hectares with vineyards centered on their village of Pierreclos at the heart of the Maconnais. In addition to working their own vineyards, the Thevenet family, for three generations, has also conducted a successful nursery business producing fine quality grape vines for many family-owned domaines in Burgundy and also in the Champagne district.
Jean-Claude and his wife, Helene, and now his three sons (Benjamin, Jonathan and Aurélien), have performed at a remarkable, and consistently high, level producing wines of honesty, purity and fine value. Sadly, Jean-Claude passed away in 2008 at the too-young age of 54; but, we are graced by the presence of his three talented and dedicated progeny, all functioning under the rigorous supervision of their mother, Helene.

The vineyard holdings now extend throughout Pierreclos and into the neighboring villages of Serrieres, Prissé, Bussieres and Milly-Lamartine. Chardonnay is the dominant grape and Gamay and Pinot Noir produce the red wines of the estate.  Thevenet only uses synthetic treatments when absolutely necessary and consider their production, la lutte raisonnée. La lutte raisonnée means ‘the reasoned struggle’. Growers who practice this kind of viticulture claim to use chemicals less often and less aggressively than conventional growers.

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