Best known for its white wines Maconnais lies to the south of Burgundy and north of Beaujolais. The Chardonnay grapes grown here make full, fine wines bridging the gap in both quality and price between Burgundy and the south of France.
Domaine Roger Luquet is a genuine family operation dating back five generations. Its major growth occurred when Roger Luquet took over the 4.7 ha estate in 1966. The original vineyards situated in the centre of the village of Fuissé were expanded and the Domaine incorporated others in St Veran in 1972 and Macon Blanc in 1984. A total of 24 ha are planted exclusively with Chardonnay giving a production capacity of over 200,000 bottles.
Roger, the 4th generation, 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 having been working at the Domaine since 1987 Luquet is a family enterprise with a true family spirit and a shared passion.
Luquet produce elegant Maconnais wines of superb quality in a variety of styles. Luquet's philosophy has always been to vinify each plot of vines in separate tanks to maintain their authenticity and retain their typicité, i.e. varietal or regional character. Most of the wine is vinified in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and undergoes full malolactic fermentation.
Macon Villages - is light, fruity and classy - a wine that can be drunk young and over the following 3 years.
Pouilly-Fuissé - is a classically generous and rich wine, with a hint of hazelnuts and toasted almonds and, occasionally, exotic fruit - the wine can be kept for 6 years.
St. Veran - is a little weightier and fuller on the palate. It is made from a selection of the best grape juice produced from the 25 - 35 year-old vines. Stainless steel tanks and traditional vinification preserves the characteristics of the very stony terroir.
Code / Product / Vintage:
|2312||Macon Villages 'Clos de Condemine' - Domaine Luquet||2010|
|2314||St. Veran 'La Grande Bruyere' - Domaine Luquet||2010|
|2315||Pouilly Fuisse - Domaine Luquet||2010|
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