Clos du Mez Fleurie "Mademoiselle M" 2017
'Produced from gnarled old goblet pruned vines grown on decomposed sandy pink granite and made from painfully low yields in 2017 of just 15 hl/ha. Winemaking is semi-carbonic with no de-stemming and ageing in vats for up to 9 months after pressing to retain the perfume and freshness of pure Gamay. Born in 2015, Mademoiselle embodies with her letter M, a lot of the soul of the domain: the beginning of MEZ, the name of my daughter Maguelone, the story of Fleurie and her Madonna. A desire of gluttony has given birth to it so that the M also at first sight and the first sip. Mademoiselle M, candid and spontaneous, is the silly little sister of the serious La Dot and Château Gaillard, with restraint and righteousness.
For this wine, we do things in a very hands-off way, intervening very little. Winemaking with whole grape bunches; semi-carbonic fermentation in vats only. The wine retains its fresh, fruity character; it is bottled after 9 months of maturation, in vats.
’A stunning array of ripe, brambly red berries on the nose with a gently flinty, reductive edge. The palate is succulent, juicy and smoothly engineered. Riper tannins here, too. Drink now'
- Vintage and Vine