MÂCON CHARDONNAY LES CRÊTS
Château de Messey
In 1986, Marc Dumont bought a vineyard in Cruzille, in Mâconnais, that originally belonged to the monks of the illustrious Abbey of Cluny. A few years later, he met the Demoiselles Jourdan sisters then the owners of Château de Messey, a domain of 89 hectares (220 acres), of which 17 hectares (42 acres) had produced AOC wines until 1958. Marc Dumont purchased this domain to carry on the tradition of many generations in the art of fine wine making. The beautiful XVIth century vaulted cellars assure the best conditions for making high quality wine.
The façade of the Château is constructed as a fortress and it dates back from the 10th century. The estate is 233 acres wide with vineyards located next to the Château and in Cruzille with the Clos des Avoueries, where the monks of Cluny back used to make wine in the 8th century up until the French revolution.VINTAGE NOTES
With a sunny spring and a summer punctuated by a few hot periods, 2017 offers an early vintage with some vines that had to cope with drought despite some rain at the beginning of September.WINEMAKING
Integral plowing and reasoned treatment in preparation for conversion to Organic Farming (since August 2018). Traditional hand picking. Alcoholic fermentation and malolactic fermentation in oak barrels (60%) and stainless steel tanks (40%). Vinification and maturing of classic Burgundy wines on the fine lees. Bottling preceeded by a very light fining and a light filtration.TASTING NOTES
Straw yellow colour, clear, yellow reflections. Complex, mineral notes combined with fine notes of white peaches and mineral white limestone. Rich, gourmet, balanced that offers a nice fat with an underlying minerality. A nice balance between richness and freshness. Fine notes of muscat, floral and white fruit associated with discrete touches of citrus zest.