Prosper Maufoux, Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Beaune, Chardonnay

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Prosper Maufoux
Grape Varieties
Optimum Drinking
Within 5 years
Wine Style
Barrel fermented Chardonnay with some freshness
Alcohol by Volume
Style / Colour

Expressive aromas of citrus fruits, floral notes and toasted spice lead to a rich and textured palate with mineral overtones and a saline note on the long, sustained finish. 

Producer Note

Maison Prosper Maufoux was founded in 1860, by Prosper Maufoux, a notary who left his job to create the eponymous wine house. Over the years, the family winery grew and became a world-renowned name. In 2010, the Piffaut Family, whose winegrowing roots in Burgundy go back over two hundred years, took over Maison Prosper Maufoux. The family then acquired the Château de Saint-Aubin and its exceptional vineyards and the Château is now the new home for Prosper Maufoux. The 9-hectare vineyard is located in the heart of the Côte de Beaune. Certified HVE Level 3, Prosper Maufoux is passionate about sustainable cultivation; biodiversity is encouraged and environmental research takes place to truly understand the impact of cultivating these distinguished Burgundy terroirs. The most advanced techniques in sustainable viticulture are implemented to protect the future of these famous terroirs in the most respectful way. 


The vineyards of the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune cover about 800 hectares spread over 30 communes. The vineyard is situated at the top of a hill on the Petits Charmeaux and Chataigniers parcels at 380 metres elevation. The microclimate offers good diurnal temperature differences, leading to precise wines with good balance. The 10-year-old Chardonnay vines are planted with a north-westerly orientation, which helps to impart freshness and are Guyot trained. The clay-limestone soils offer a balance of water retention properties to nourish the vines during the summer and impart the characteristic minerality and elegance from the Burgundy terroir. The vineyard is cultivated sustainably and is HVE Level 3 certified. Research is being conducted to analyse the soil’s geology to measure the impact of the cultivation decisions made, on both the vine and resulting wine. The grapes are hand-harvested at maturity. 


Immediately after the harvest, the grapes were gently pressed as whole bunches, followed by static settling of the juice for 24 hours at 12°C. The musts were then transferred directly into barrels where the alcoholic and malolactic fermentations were carried out. The wine spent 10 months in lightly toasted ‘blonde’ French oak barrels, of which 20% were new. No racking took place during the maturation period. 

Tasting Note

A barrel-fermented Chardonnay presenting a beautiful energy, with expressive aromas of citrus fruits, floral notes and toasted spice. Rich and textured with mineral overtones and a saline note on the long, sustained finish. . 


Chardonnay 100%

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