2011 Macon Villages Chardonnay
Today’s 2011 Trenel Mãcon Villages Chardonnay is a delightful Burgundian white that our entire tasting panel went crazy for.
Very clean and very balanced, this wine is a refreshing departure from overly oaky and sweet American Chardonnay. Really wonderful as it warms, allow the wine time to evolve and open up in the glass.
Refined and delicate with a complex palate, with flavors that are especially present throughout the long and elegant finish.
For such a young wine, today’s white Burgundy is drinking beautifully!
Evenly concentrated coloration with medium rich golden hues from core to edge.
Clean, light and breezy on the nose with fresh fruit and big limestone. At the end, lime flower and subtle anise round out the aromas.
Very lightweight on entry, the wine settles onto the mid and back palate where it unveils fresh flavors of lime, light underripe green melon, orange blossom and limestone.
Very long, very refreshing and very clean with citrus lingering alongside a wonderful limestone character. At the very end, a hint of subtle brioche adds just the right amount of complexity.
Crab salad would be a remarkably great pairing with this clean wine. A Salmon au Poivre would also be a delightful choice.
What the Winery Says
- In the winery’s words
- MACON VILLAGES TRENEL results from the blending of various vineyards on Charnay-lès-Mâcon and Farges-les-Mâcon This fine combination bestows both balance and delicate aroma, which are the characteristics of a genuine Chardonnay.
- Tasting Notes
- Brilliant light gold colour. Fresh fruit aromas (citrus) combine with a refreshingly floral nose. The supple, full palate is long and harmonious, ending on a pleasingly lemony note. Genuine.
About the Winery
In the words of the winery
- History of a House of quality
- The House of Trenel was created by Claude-Henri Trenel in 1928. Thanks to André Trénel, his son, it has become a real and respected reference in all good restaurants, whether in France or abroad.
This experienced man built the House of Trénel with hard work and sheer force of willpower.It has retained the print of its quality requirements as well as the specifics, which made it well known: its ranges of Crus du Beaujolais, its wines from the Mâconnais and its fine fruit liqueurs from Bourgogne…
“We only do well what we know well !”
The wish to respect tradition :The successors of André Trénel have kept the same specific products and the same quality requirements : Hervé de Boissieu manages Trénel, assisted by Bruno Chambe, nephew of André Trénel. Gilles Meimoun joined the team in 2006. He has been contributing ever since to Trenel thanks to his passion and love of wine.
The wines and liqueurs are still developed today in their functional buildings at Charnay-lès-Mâcon. Here, modern and efficient equipment perpetuates the tradition and reputation of their House.