Macon Davaye 2020/22, Domaine Michel Chavet et Fils
This wine has a bright yellow colour with green highlights. A fresh and appealing fruit driven aroma of citrus and floral notes. The mouthfeel is balanced, elegant and ends on a fresh and intense note.
Situated in Davayé, at the foot of the rock of Solutré, the Chavet family have 12 hectares under vine, 10 of which are in the appellation of St Véran. The current custodian, Christophe, is the sixth generation of Chavets to manage the Domaine.
The vines, which average around 35 years old, are planted on stoney, clay-limestone soils facing south-east to south-west. The planting density is an unusually high 8,000 vines per hectare.
Pressing is carried out using a pneumatic press, followed by a 24-hour static settling (juice clarification). Clear juices are then placed in stainless steel tanks with temperature control to carry out the alcoholic and malolactic fermentation. After that, wine is matured until March on fine lees.