Cave de Lugny Macon Lugny Les Charmes 2015
Cave de Lugny is a cooperative of over 250 wine-growing estates and 3,707 acres all AOC Burgundy- Mâconnais. Controlling approximately 1/3 of production of Southern Burgundy and approximately 50% of the total production of the Mâconnais. Les Charmes is 100% Chardonnay & the pride of Cave de Lugny. All the grapes are sourced from a single vineyard, a 259 acres plateau named "Les Charmes", in the commune of Lugny. This single vineyard is characterized by chalky/limestone soil. The South/South-East orientation provides the best sun exposure for - the on average 40 year old vines. The majority of the vineyard is planted to Musk Chardonnay- Musk refers to a sub category of the Chardonnay variety (a clone) meaning the aromas developed by this clone are close to the aromas of the Muscat grape variety, giving "Les Charmes" wines their signature richer aromas. This clone is present at random in the Burgundy vineyard, but is present in larger proportion, in the Les Charmes vineyard.