Mallory and Benjamin Talmard are not modern, tinkering winemakers. They have a singular focus; growing Chardonnay grapes and the producing the purest form of the variety that both reflects the steep hillsides of the Maconnais and their incredibly hard work. Their focus is old-school and for me, this is the kind of grower I seek out when it comes to white Burgundy.
Growers of Chardonnay on the limestone soils of southern Burgundy since the 17th century, the Talmards currently work 30 hectares of Chardonnay vines spanning five villages. The vines are old, averaging 40 years. The Talmards use only stainless steel in their winemaking, they don’t want the influence of oak in any of their wines, just the sunny, opulent fruit and the crisp, saline minerality unique to Burgundy.
Very few producers master that special White Burgundy vibrancy with more care than Mallory and Benjamin Talmard. Talmard Macon Uchizy is Chardonnay in its purest form, juicy, vibrant and so food-friendly.