Marvelous Macon: 2020 Domaine Talmard Macon-Chardonnay

Marvelous Macon: 2020 Domaine Talmard Macon-Chardonnay

Domaine Talmard's fabulous Macon keeps running out at the store. I fixed that, for now, and I bought my distributor's remaining inventory. This is a wine that everyone seems to love, myself included, and this un-oaked Chardonnay is terrific this vintage.

Hailing from the village of Chardonnay and also composed entirely of stainless steel fermented Chardonnay, this is a wine that effortlessly balances plush and ripe fruit with zesty acids. I will warn you, we struggle to keep this one in stock. If you like it, I'd highly recommend you take advantage of the volume pricing. 

Domaine Talmard Macon Chardonnay

2020 Domaine Talmard Macon-Chardonnay 

Ripe and full-flavored yet zesty and vivacious White Burgundy. 

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Founded in 1971, Domaine Talmard is located in the village of Chardonnay, where experts believe the grape originated. Today, the family farms about 50 acres of Chardonnay, and their entire production focuses on this one wine.

The Talmards farm sustainably, their vines are 30+ years old, and the 2020 vintage was another great one in all parts of Burgundy. Despite 2020 being a tough year for most other endeavors due to the pandemic, growers throughout France and all of Western Europe had extra time to devote to their vineyards and their wines. Trust me, it shows.

What I always love about this wine is its equal balance of yin and yang. There's ripe orchard and pit fruits, but there's a zesty undercurrent of lemony freshness. In addition, there's an attractive white floral, honeysuckle note along with a faint whiff of mineral that lets you know you're drinking White Burgundy.

Finished with a stelvin (screwcap) closure, this one is ready to twist open, pour and enjoy. Ideal as an aperitif, it would also make a fine pairing partner for poultry, salmon, and other classic, home-cooked meals. Get some before it's gone folks.

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Josh Spurling
Owner, Operator, Wine Monger
Table Wine Asheville