Carton de 3 bouteilles de Macon Lugny Les Crays 2018Joseph DrouhinJoseph Drouhin
- Production region Mâconnais
- Color white
- Classification Régionale
- Vintage 2017
Grape Variety : Chardonnay
Site: the Mâcon-Lugny appellation area is located in the south of Burgundy. The vineyard "Les Crays" lies in Saint-Gengoux-de-Scissé, 30 km north of Pouilly-Fuissé and 15 km east of Cluny at an altitude of 300m Its western exposure enables to keep some freshness in this warmest part of Burgundy. History and Tradition : the oldest signs of vines for the Mâcon-Lugny appellation date from the early part of the tenth century. In 916 some records mention the donation, by the CLUNY abbey, of an estate located in Saint-Gengoux-de-Scissé. The origin of the word "Crays" comes from the celtic term "cracos" meaning "stony hill". This medieval term in Burgundy is associated to stony screes and alluvial cones forming a very good substratum for the vine. It mainly reveals "premiers crus" wines, thus among the best terroirs: Les Crais and Les Cras in Marsannay, Les Crâs in Vougeot, Les Crays in Monthelie, Les Criots in Meursault, Les Cras in Beaune, Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet in Chassagne-Montrachet, etc.
The soil : clay and chalk dating from the Jurassic era are very favorable to the cultivation of the Chardonnay grape.
Plantation density: 7,000 vine stocks/hectare.
Yield : purposely low in order to extract all possible nuances from the terroir.
Supply : grapes and must purchased from regular suppliers (long term contracts).
Pressing: very slow so as to respect the fruit. Juices from the last pressings are not retained.
Ageing In stainless steel vats during 6 to 8 months.
Tasting note by Véronique Boss-Drouhin : "The wine reveals an appealing freshness. It combines the maturity of the fruit and freshness over an almost salty structure. It shows a shining colour, a nose reminiscent of flower and peach, and a full mouth with a mineral finish. It can be served with summer salads, raw or grilled fish, tempura, roast chicken, vegetable and prawn wok, goat cheese".
Temperature : 12/13°C (53-54°F).
Cellaring : 1 to 3 years.
Address:Maison Denis Perret
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