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Marcel Couturier Macon Loche Les Longues Terres 2015 Product #32715 (In Stock)
Marcel Couturier Macon Loche Les Longues Terres 2015 Marcel Couturier Macon Loche Les Longues Terres 2015

100% Chardonnay from 35 year-old vines fermented in tank and aged 11 months in used French oak. Marcel farms 11 hectares of vineyards total in a number of different appellations: Pouilly-Fuissé, Pouilly-Loché, Saint-Véran, Macon-Loché, Macon-Vinzelles, and Macon Blanc. Most of these vines are quite old: plenty of parcels are 70+ years old, most of his “young” vines are 30 years old.

In the winery, the approach is pretty hands-off. Almost everything is fermented and aged in barrel, with an average of 20% new wood, depending on the year. Fermentation happens slowly, with alcoholic fermentation often not finishing until January and malolactic fermentation sometimes going on through the summer. The wines are bottled right before harvest of the following year.

The 2015 Macon Loche "Les Longues Terres" has complex aromas of warm stone, honey, apple, peach and hazelnut.  Then there's nice richness of texture to a palate of dried white peach, laurel, tea, lemon confit and toasted nut.  The finish is dry, full-bodied, and full of minerality with the stone fruit flavors lingering nicely.  A winner!

Regular Price (1) Price : $28.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $24.98/ea
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