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Domaine de Thalie 'Atout vent', Macon-Bray

Younger vines on a half-hectare parcel with western exposure at 400m and with a higher percentage of limestone. Hand harvest, whole bunch pressed into stainless steel vats for a natural fermentation. 8 months on lees. Unfined, unfiltered, minimal SO2. ‘Atout Vent’ refers to a place in altitude stirred by the wind.

Peter Gierszewski established this small five-hectare estate in 2019. He started from scratch, purchasing old vines and converting an old farmhouse into a cellar and home. It is situated in the hills above Cluny, a natural and historic sub-region of Saone-et-Loire. Farming is organic and biodynamic and Peter values biodiversity. The soils are very diverse and the wines extraordinarily expressive.

Winemaker: Peter Gierszewski
Country: France
Region: Macon, Saone-et-Loire
Type: White
Variety: Chardonnay
Farming: Organic, Biodynamic, Sustainable
Age of Vines: Planted 2010
Production: 2500 bottles
Soil: Clay, limestone, marl, granite