Domaine Nicholas Maillet

Dominique Lafon was the first to recommend this Mâconnais domaine to us and we have become hugely enthusiastic fans of Maillet’s range of pure, bright, energy-charged white wines, which offer complexity and texture without heaviness. A broad but at the same time weightless Mâcon Igé from clay-rich soils is ranged alongside a lifted, floral Mâcon-Verzé and a special 80-year-old-vine Chemin Blanc bottling of Verzé which is fuller and richer, with incredible concentration and citrusy acidity. Maillet runs a thoroughly classy winery, epitomising the advances made by smart domaines in this region.

General information

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Mâconnais, Burgundy

  • Total holdings

    7ha

  • Winemaker

    Nicolas Maillet

  • Established

    1999

  • Cultivation

    Organic

  • Website

    www.vins-nicolas-maillet.com

Wines produced

Wine Grapetype(s) Vine age Soil type Vineyard area
Mâcon-Villages Chardonnay 45 years old Clay & limestone -
Mâcon Igé Chardonnay 40 years old Clay & limestone -
Mâcon Verzé Chardonnay 45 years old Clay & limestone -
Mâcon Verzé Le Chemin Blanc Chardonnay 80 years old Clay & limestone -

Viticulture / Vinification

White wines

  • Indigenous yeasts used for fermentations
  • Prolonged fermentation, circa 12 months, at a cool temperature
  • Élevage in stainless steel
  • No bâtonnage
  • No racking