Concentrated and Complex Macon: 2019 Jean Manciat Macon-Charnay

Concentrated and Complex Macon: 2019 Jean Manciat Macon-Charnay

The 2019 Jean Manciat Macon-Charnay is an absurd value in high quality White Burgundy. From one of my favorite producers in the Maconnais, Manciat has scored big time in the hot and sunny 2019 vintage

This is a vintage that producers and White Burgundy lovers alike are excited about. Despite the record heat, which reduced yields, the the quality of the surviving fruit is exceptional. This un-oaked, concentrated Chardonnay is one folks have been asking for. Good news, I was able to secure 14 cases this year. 

Jean Manciat Macon-Charnay 2019

 2019 Domaine Jean Manciat Macon-Charnay

“No oak but packed with concentrated, detailed, and complex flavors.” – Josh Spurling - 93 points

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Jean Manciat’s organically farmed vineyards can be toured on foot in just a few minutes. He farms his 5 hectares with great pride and passion, and it shows in his wines. While many of the Macon coops produce millions of bottles of insipid and uninspiring wines from their high yielding, machine harvested vineyards, Jean’s production stands in sharp contrast. He farms organically, his yields are low, he hand harvests and sorts all of his grapes, and he ferments with native yeasts. Translated, he cares about what his wine tastes like.

Like many of the wines that get me amped, this is a wine that is made in the vineyard. Like all great vignerons, Manciat does everything in his power to  harvest ripe and healthy grapes. His old vines grow in limestone soils, and these rocky, well-drained soils stress the vines and yield flavor-packed grapes. From there, Manciat ferments in stainless steel with native yeasts to preserve purity and sense of place. 

Here’s a Chardonnay that manages to balance richness and freshness in an effortless manner. It smells and tastes of crunchy apple, green pear, zesty citrus and fresh green herbs. The palate is zippy and invigorating, but it turns a bit richer on the finish with a flinty, mineralic complexity usually only found in much more expensive White Burgs.

At the end of the day, this is a crazy-good deal on small grower/producer White Burgundy. Based on many requests we've gotten on this wine of late, I would not wait to make your purchase.

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Josh Spurling
Owner, Operator, Wine Monger
Table Wine Asheville