Jean-Claude Boisset, Macon-Ige Chateau London, 2020
Region: Maconnais, Burgundy, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 100% Chardonnay
Notes: Vegetarian, vegan
An expressive nose with aromas of white flowers, white peach, citrus layered with rich buttery notes. This wine is round with lovely fruit concentration on the palate lifted by fresh acidity. The finish is long and lively.
This wine is from Igé, one of the Mâconnais' top villages. Château London refers to the specific vineyard or 'lieu-dit'. The average age of the vines is approximately 20 years and the yield is 7,000 vines per hectare. Indigenous yeasts were used for a long fermentation without racking. The wine was then aged in 450 litre French oak barrels, 30% of which were new, for 10 months. The barrels used are toasted at low temperatures to impart a subtle, delicate flavour to the final wine.
Jean-Claude Boisset is a family-owned wine company founded in 1961. Jean-Claude’s first parcel of land was located in Gevrey-Chambertin and today the company is based in Les Ursulines, a former convent in Nuits-Saint-Georges, and run by his children Jean-Charles and Nathalie. Grégory Patriat, who had previously worked at the legendary Vosne-Romanée producer Domaine Leroy, joined in 2002 to revitalise and reinvent the house. He transformed Boisset into a ‘viniculteur’, working closely with the growers, guiding the wines from vine to bottle to achieve the desired quality. In 2018, they opened a new state-of-the-art winery, which reflects their modern, technical approach to winemaking.