Nicolas Delfaud 'Le Bien Heureux', Macon-Verze Blanc, France 2020
Up and comer Nicolas Delfaud is making authentic, mineral and balanced wines from east-facing limestone slopes in the appellation of Macon-Verzé. Domaine Nicolas Delfaud was officially created during the autumn of 2015 when he rented 4 hectares of Chardonnay and Gamay vineyards in Verzé. The vineyards of Verzé had already been sought out by the likes of Domaine Leflaive who now own 30 Hectares there that serves as the base of their Macon production. From the very beginning, Nicolas knew he wanted to work organically, and he has been in conversion since his first vintage in 2016. Nicolas, like all good vignerons, believes wine is made in the vineyard. Every effort is made to bring the necessary care to the vines in order to allow this limestone-rich terroir speak for itself.
Grape: Chardonnay (planted in 1965)
Soil: clay limestone