Mâcon-Vergisson: Domaine de Roncevaux 'La Roche' 2017
Eric Savaret used to supply grapes from the sought-after micro-appellation of Mâcon-Vergisson to some of the better known names of Burgundy. Not any more. We are delighted that he is now bottling this precise, minerally Chardonnay himself and allowing us a decent allocation!
Former electrical engineer, Eric Savaret, has spent the past 16 years building a reputation for high-quality whites in this appellation and Pouilly-Fuissé (next door).
One of 27 villages that are permitted to append their names to 'Mâcon', the 11-hectare commune of Vergisson is situated in the south of the Maconnais abutting Pouilly-Fuissé, on the slopes of the Solutré and Vergisson escarpments.
The north-east facing vineyards of Mâcon-Vergisson are planted at around 400m altitude and typically produce wines with white flower aromas and clean, minerally flavours.
|Style||White Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Burgundy, Mâconnais|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Chardonnay|
|Food & Wine Matching||Cheese, Chicken and Turkey|
|Cellarage||Drink now, until 2021.|
|Vinification||Hand-harvested grapes are de-stemmed prior to a 15-day fermentation from indigenous yeasts and then aged for 11 months in stainless steel tanks, cooled by the nearby rivers water.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13.5|
Domaine de Roncevaux
In 2000, Eric Saveret decided to retire from a career in electronic engineering in order to start his Domaine de Roncevaux in the south of the Maconnais. With a passion for wine and its traditions, he studied oenology and took over his father in law's 4.70 ha of vines, bottling his first vintage in 2004. He stopped using chemicals to treat the vines in 2012 and has since then only used organic substitutes in every part of the winemaking process, from vine-growing to filtration before bottling.
With a vision to always improving the quality of the wines, Eric has won a reputation in just over a decade of winemaking, winning two stars in the Guide Hachette.View more wines from this producer...