The estate Madelin-Petit began with the planting the first acres of vineyard in 1994. The hillsides of Vaux, a small wine village south of Auxerre, are characterized by very good undersoil and ground with a southern exposure. The first traces of vines on these slopes date back to the 2nd century AD. This vineyard was formerly operated by the monks of the Abbey of Saint Germain of Auxerre; it is they who have contributed greatly to its fame but the vineyards were destroyed in the 19th century by phylloxera. At Vaux, for nearly half a century, the vineyards were abandoned and gave way to growing cherries. The Vaux vineyard slowly resumed life from the 1960s and in 1993, the Burgundy appellation decree Cotes d'Auxerre was created including Vaux. Domain Madelin-Petit made the choice to plant and cultivate the vineyards utilizing organic farming to preserve the soil. The vineyard has never been exposed to synthetic pesticides. The regulation of wildlife is done naturally, and they do not use any insecticide. The family practices organic and biodynamic farming and twice a year, the estate is inspected by Qualité France, an independent which certifies the conduct of vineyards and cellar work.
Bourgogne Côtes d’Auxerre Blanc
100% Chardonnay from 3 ha in Vaux. Clay-Limestone & Kimmeridgian soils that are south and southeast facing. Age of the vines are an average of 20 years. Organically farmed since the vines were planted.Whole clusters are pressed in a pneumatic press, then the must rests for 12 hours between 12 – 15°C in large tanks. Native yeast fermentation lasts for about 15 days at 16°C in steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation and elevage takes place in steel tanks where the wine rests for 8 months.