Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Aging Potential: Drink now through 2022
Serving Temperature: 9 °C
Alcohol Level: 13.5%
- Organic Wine -
Honeyed notes of melon, violets and minerality are all hallmarks of this great Macon. Unlike most others, the wine is rich in extract, weight and intensity, and is best drunk between 2017 – 2022
Domaine de la Bongran consists of 15 hectares spread throughout the foot of the Quintaine hills in the Maconnais. A family estate since a least the 15th century, its vineyards, devoted essentially to Chardonnay, have been passed on from generation to generation to vinegrowers and stone masons. The name of the area “Bongran” originally comes from “bongrain” (a wine with good origins comes from a good grain).
Jean Thevenet, the final link of the chain since 1972, together with his son, crafts exceptional wines on a chalky terroir which is said to be the secret of the Great White Wines of the Maconnais. Jean Thevenet is inspired by the traditional methods passed on by his father, drawn from his series of lectures, “The harvests in the Maconnais region of Clesse during the 19th century” .
|Grape Variety||100% Chardonnay|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|