Henri Perrusset Mâcon-Villages Henri Perrusset Mâcon-Villages Henri Perrusset Mâcon-Villages Download PDF

SupplierKermit Lynch Wine Merchant
Farming PracticesLutte raisonnée
Soilsclay and limestone
Trellis systemGuyot
Hectares/Acres6.5 ha.
Harvest Techniqueby hand
Year Vines Were Planted15-30 years old
Fermentationspontaneous fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel
Malolacticnatural malolactic
Maturation8-10 months on lees
Item NoFRKL6001
Bottle Case12
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Mâcon-Villages
Henri Perrusset Mâcon-Villages

Henri Perrusset’s vineyards and home are located in the small town of Farges-les-Mâcon, on the northernmost spur of the limestone subsoil that characterizes the appellation of Mâcon. Farges is not far away from the village named (believe it or not) Chardonnay. The limestone in Farges is more marly than the compact limestone farther south in Pouilly-Fuissé. It is hard and intensely white, but breaks apart into small pieces and it is loaded with quartz and marine fossils as well. This type of soil is easier to work despite all the stones, provides great drainage for the vines, and gives the wines their grainy minerality. The Mâcon-Farges bottling comes uniquely from a parcel of old vines, while the Mâcon-Villages is a custom blend of all his other holdings around Farges. These are Chardonnays with the ripeness and intensity level of a Pouilly-Fuissé or even a Saint-Aubin, with the particular goût de terroir of Henri’s corner of Mâcon.

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