Domaine Talmard Macon
Founded in 1971, the original estate of brothers Paul and Philibert Talmard comprised about 100 acres overlapping two communes, Uchizy and Chardonnay, two of the higher-quality named villages within the Maconnais. Although they sold their wine initially to the co-op, the brothers started to domaine bottle and export in 1978. Shortly after the turn of the millennium, the brothers divided their domain in order to prepare for the future for their sons. Philibert and his son Gerald built a new cellar next to the original one, completely modern and efficient, all stainless, designed for producing one wine. Their 50 acres of vineyards lie predominantly within the commune of Chardonnay – thought to be the geographical origin of the variety – and thus are entitled to use the AOC “Macon-Chardonnay.” Their wine is the essence of pure, crystalline, varietal Chardonnay, un-marked by any oak, exhibiting all the subtle minerality and invigorating acidity that makes these wines such perfect partners with cuisines of all sorts. The wine is now bottled with a Stelvin closure to protect and enhance its freshness and character.
The sole wine of the estate, this Macon-Chardonnay is pure and refreshing, achieved by early picking of ripe grapes while they still have good levels of acidity. The wine is fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks only. It is notable for its freshness, purity of Chardonnay fruit and consistency from vintage to vintage.
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This father and son estate produces one utterly perfect wine: a pure and refreshing Chardonnay, from the birthplace of the Chardonnay grape.
Founded in 1958 by two brothers, fruit was originally sold to the local co-op. In 1978 the brothers started to domain bottle and export. At the turn of the millenium, with children on each side of the family, the brothers divided the domaine. Today, Gerald Talmard runs the property, overseeing the 49 acres of vineyards that lie predominantly within the commune of Chardonnay – thought to be the geographical origin of the variety, and thus entitled to use the AOC "Mâcon-Chardonnay."
Gerald has also built a new cellar next to the original one, modern and efficient, and dedicated to the production of a single wine. Grapes are picked fairly early to maintain good acidity, and the wine is fermented and aged entirely in stainless steel.