Romuald Valot - Chardonnay Maceration (2019)
Romuald Valot is the one of the best natural winemakers in Beaujolais. Originally from a winemaking family in Hautes Cotes de Nuits, Romuald decided to settle down in a village 30 minutes West of Ville-Morgon where he makes a tiny quantity of Chenas, Regnie, Beaujolais-Villages, and a skin maceration Chardonnay wine 70yr old vines.
The vineyards are farmed organically, both fermentation and elevage of wines are done in neutral wood, and no sulphur is added to the wines. The wines are pure, very burgundian, structured, yet a little wild, crazy acidity, and absolutely stunning.