Mâcon Villages ‘Clos de Condemine’
An unoaked, 100% Chardonnay with a classic Burgundian style.
The Clos de Condemine is located in the commune of Charnay-lés-Mâcon, roughly 3 kilometres from Mâcon. This gently sloping slightly undulating 9ha site is on this siliceous (silica-rich) soil with a south-west aspect . Cultivation combines modern methods of vine work but with the tradition of manual harvesting.
Luquet’s Clos de Condemine is a recent development. Previously Clos de Condemine was an entire estate with its own vineyards and its own wine. After the spread of the Phylloxera virus, vines were uprooted and replaced by other crops.
When taken on by Domaine Roger Luquet in January 1984, Clos de Condemine consisted of only 3200 sq. metres of vines. Re-planting began in March 1984 and continued until March 1987 expanding this area to 4.30 hectares.
35,000 bottles are produced.
This is light, fruity and classy – an integrated nose of ripe stone fruits with a fullish creamy palate that balances notes of sweet melon with minerality.
Can be drunk young and over the following 3 years as a great alternative to entry level Burgundies.
About the Producer
Domaine Roger Luquet
Domaine Roger Luquet is a genuine family operation dating back five generations. Its major growth occurred when Roger Luquet took over the running of the 4.7ha estate in 1966.
The original vineyards situated in the centre of the village of Fuissé were expanded and the Domaine incorporated others in St Véran in 1972 and Mâcon Blanc in 1984. A total of 30ha are planted exclusively with Chardonnay giving a production capacity of over 240,000 bottles.
Roger, the 4th generation of the Luquet family, retired in 2007 (although he continues to help out during the busy times) handing over to the 5th – son Patrick working in sales and son-in-law Thierry Mathieu responsible for developments of the vineyards. With daughter Christine working at the Domaine since 1987, Luquet is a family enterprise with a true family spirit and a shared passion.
Luquet’s philosophy has always been to work with each plot of vines in separate tanks to maintain their authenticity and retain their typicité, i.e. varietal and terroir character.
Most of the wine is vinified in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. This allows the wine in each tank to be individually cooled to control alcoholic fermentation or to be heated if required during winter, and also to accelerate the process of full malolactic fermentation.