Domaine Thibert Père & Fils Mâconnais

Region
France - Burgundy
Winemaker
Christophe & Sandrine Thibert
Size
22 hectare
Established
1967
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From families of winemakers for over severn generations, Andree Tene Thibert created his own domain in 1967 of 2.5 ha, in a house dating from the 19th Century. Their two children, Sandrine and Christoph, now co-manage the vineyard and incorporated the modern land in 1991 and 1999.

The beautiful Domaine Thibert is found within "The Macon" of Saône-et-Loire, one of the four departments of Burgundy. The varied geography benefits from being at the periphery of the Massif-Central mountainous region. In the vineyard more than half the surface area is ploughed to facilitate the reintroduction of micro-organisms to the soils. Vines are an average age of 40 years, yielding between 40 to 60 hl/ha. Grape varieties grown are Chardonnay (95%) and Gamay (5%) with annual production of around 140,000 bottles. In the cellar, vinification and ageing take place in vats and barrels, of which between 10 and 15% of the barrels are renewed annually. Christophe (pictured by the conveyor) and his sister Sandrine observe the minimum filtration techniques in the wine making.

Domaine Thibert Père & Fils is now 22 hectares of which all South Mâconnais are represented. Christoph has pursued low-energy and ecologically-responsible techniques recently including innovative barrel turning rollers, foil-lined roof structures and harnessing the thermal energy of a stream running though the vineyard to provide refrigeration of the fermentation areas during the summer.

Wines Available


Macon-Verzé

Origin: Mâconnais, Burgundy, France

Fermented in steel except for 10% of the blend which is fermented in oak.

Grape Variety

Chardonnay 100%

Winemaker's Notes

A crisp and fruity Chardonnay with very subtle suggestions of nutty oak influence and an enduring minerality.

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