Domaine de Thalie Pierres Levees Blanc 2018

Winemaker: Peter Gierszewski

Region: Mâcon-Bray, Burgundy,

France

Grapes: Chardonnay

Alcohol: 13%

Sulphur: 25mg/l (total)

Suitable for vegans: Yes

Altitude: 300 m

Total area farmed: 4.5 ha (this

parcel is 1ha)

Soils: primarily marl, some

limestone.

Age of vines: average of 65

years old


Viticulture: Organic (certified) +

biodynamic principles

Vineyards: 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.

His vines are between 300 and

400m in altitude with a wide

diurnal range that preserves

acidity and freshness even in

hotter vintages. Technically a

west exposition, although the

vines see the sun from 9am

until sundown, creating perfect

ripening conditions. The soils

here are very varied, with a

little bit of limestone and clay

which is common in the region,

but also quite a bit of marl and

granite.


Vinification: the grapes are

whole bunch pressed upon

arrival at the winery, and

gravity-fed into 500L barrels

where fermentation takes place.

Peter works with extended

fermentations in his cool cellar,

and this wine typically takes

3-6 months to go dry. The

wine stays in barrel on its lees,

unracked and untouched for

one year. Unfined, unfiltered,

small sulphite addition.

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