Jean Manciat has a passion for wines fermented and aged in oak barrels, and uses a fair amount of new wood for his Vieilles Vignes cuvée and his miniscule production of Saint-Véran. But the Mâcon-Charnay Franclieu featured here is made in stainless-steel vats, to express the fruity, floral aromas and flinty minerality that characterize the best Chardonnay in the region
100% Chardonnay. From hand-harvested estate vines averaging 20-25 years on clay-limestone soils. Natural-yeast-fermented—like all of Manciat's wines—and in this case aged in steel tank only.