Lovers of white Burgundy stymied by the stratospheric prices of the Côte d'Or can find solace in the Mâconnais where quality has been steadily improving and value for money is still to be found. A case in point is Eric Savaret's Domaine de Roncevaux in the village of Davayé 5 kilometres due west of Mâcon. An electrical engineer by training, Eric boldly decided to go it alone as a vigneron independent producing his first wine in 2004. His superb Mâcon-Vergisson 'La Roche' has delicate wild flower scents and a taut, nervy white-currant and greengage palate underscored by a crisp acidity. Eric also makes a modicum of magnificent Pouilly-Fuissé called 'Minéralys' that has a ripe apple bouquet and a smoothly-textured orchard fruit palate with a long, clean finish. Both drink very well from release and will support 2-3 years' bottle age.