Peter’s secluded corner of Southern Burgundy is striking for its biodiversity: polyculture, cattle farms, deep forests, and mixed agriculture, far from the monoculture that is more prevalent further North. The vines for this wine are between 300 and 400m in altitude with a wide diurnal range that preserves acidity and freshness even in hotter vintages. This is the only ‘Negoce’ wine that Peter makes, meaning that it comes from bought grapes. They are from a good friend of his who is also an organic grower in his local area.
100% Chardonnay, pressed on arrival at the winery, natural fermentation kicks off in steel tanks. Peter works with extended fermentations in his cool cellar, often taking many months to go dry. The wine stays on its lees in steel tanks for nearly a year before bottling. No pumping used, everything done by gravity. Unfined, unfiltered, small sulphite addition.
Producer - Domaine de Thalie
Country - France
Region - Burgundy
Appellation - Maccon Bray
Variety / Blend - Chardonnay
Farming - Organic and biodynamic principles