Carton de 3 bouteilles de Macon Lugny Les Crays 2018Joseph Drouhin

Joseph Drouhin
Joseph Drouhin
  • Production region Mâconnais
  • Color white
  • Classification Régionale
  • Vintage 2017

29,40 € tax incl. / Carton de 3

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Grape Variety : Chardonnay

Vineyard :

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.

Viticulture :

Plantation density: 7,000 vine stocks/hectare.

Pruning: Guyot

Yield : purposely low in order to extract all possible nuances from the terroir.

Supply : grapes and must purchased from regular suppliers (long term contracts).

Vinification :

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".

Serving :

Temperature : 12/13°C (53-54°F).

Cellaring : 1 to 3 years.