Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Wine of the Week - Marie-Pierre Manciat Mâcon "Les Morizottes"

With milder temperatures finally here, it's time to lighten up. And what better way than with this unoaked Chardonnay from Marie-Pierre Manciat? Neal Martin, writing for Wine Advocate says: "The palate is smooth and honeyed with flecks of white chocolate and ginger, an easy-drinking Mâcon with impressive weight and concentration and a welcome tang of spice on the finish."

Marie-Pierre Manciat was born into a family of vignerons that have been making wine since 1871. From a very young age, she spent her school vacations in the cellars and vineyards, soaking up knowledge and experience, all of which helped her when she took over the reins of her family’s estate in 2002 and became a sixth-generation winemaker. Her family has instilled in her a strong sense of tradition, time-honored winemaking practices, and the value of quality over quantity. She now maintains 22 hectares with every bit of the passion she began with, and each year it is reaffirmed with the birth of a new vintage. As she says, this job teaches you to be humble every day— winemakers simply help develop what nature gives them.

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