Nicolas Maillet took over his family’s eight hectare estate in 1999. Previously, his father had sold off all of the estate’s production to a local cooperative. Nicolas farms his vines organically and was certified by Ecocert in 2010. He is currently in conversion to biodynamic farming, which he began in 2013. He harvests by hand and his wines are fermented in epoxy- lined cement vats and see no oak casks during their elevage. The 2018 Ma^con-Verze´ from Monsieur Maillart is produced from forty-five year-old vines and offers up a fine nose of peach, apple, chalky soil tones, a nice touch of Maconnais toastiness and a topnote of orange peel. On the palate the wine is ripe, deep and full-bodied, with good soil signature, a fine girdle of acidity and fine focus and grip on the long and complex finish. This has the stuffing of the 2018 vintage, coupled to the inherent minerality of Verze´. Good juice. 2020-2030.
90 points John Gilman