Domaine Cheveau Macon Solutre Sur Le Mont 2017
Domaine Cheveau was founded in 1950 in the small town Solutre-Pouilly in the heart of Pouilly Fuisse. We’re in southern Burgundy here, right in the workhorse region known as Macon (“Mah-Kon”), so the soils are defined by clay and limestone and the predominant grapes are Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Cheveau is one of the most compelling and exciting producers in the region with old vines in prime vineyard sites, sustainable viticulture, low yields, hand harvesting, spontaneous fermentations and extended elevages that help set them apart from the ocean of wine that is produced there. This particular cuvee is what’s known as a “Macon Villages” as the AOC (Macon) precedes the name of the village that it originates from (Solutre-Pouilly). The wine comes from a single-parcel of younger vines. After harvest and press, the juice remains in a combination of old French barriques (228 L) and stainless steel for a year before bottling. This cuvee is the most elegant and complex of their three single-vineyard designated bottlings; a vibrant, precise wine with excellent minerality and length that offers drinkers a ready bottle now and one that has the ability to age for the next 3-5 years.