2/3 unfermented grape juice, fortified with 1/3 marc (spirit) from the area. Some producers can add spices to this but that is not the case with Macle. - Importer Note
Although Château-Chalon is not well known within the broader wine community, and very little is imported into Australia, the area has been showered with accolades since Roman times.
As Bill Downie pointed out to me; Curnonsky, the famous 20th century Parisian 'Prince of Gastronomes " included the wines of Château-Chalon among 'the five great white wines of France, " along with Montrachet and Yquem. He postulated that you did not understand the white wines of France until you had tasted great Vin Jaune.
The liquid treasures of Domaine Macle are hard to come by. Even in France they are quite rare and the Domaine has not historically exported from Europe. The Château Chalons have all the power of great Vin Jaunes, but the extra finesse, elegance and staying power that this little Grand Cru of Jura gives.
- Importer Note
|Product Type||Wine Fortified|
|Sub Region||Cotes du Jura|
|Winemaking Practices||Minimal Intervention|