BURGUNDY Domaine Normand (902428)
2018 Domaine Sylvaine & Alain Normand
Mâcon La Roche Vineuse
Case of 12
90pts John Gilman
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
High Environmental Value (HEV) Certified
Tasting Notes: The 2018 version is excellent, offering up a bright and complex nose of pear, white peach, chalky soil tones, a hint of hazelnut and a top note of white flowers. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, focused and zesty, with a lovely core, very good mineral drive, bouncy acids and a lovely focus and lift on the long and complex finish.
This comes from roughly 13.5 acres and is made in a distinctly artisan style with native yeast in vat and an extensive upbringing on its fine lees (that spicy zesty quality in the finish of the wine comes from this lees contact). The bottling is usually in the summer following the harvest, but can easily wait until the autumn if the wine isn’t ready. Production averages 2,500-3,000 cases in normal years.