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Mâconnais Wine

Mâconnais Wine

The renowned English wine journalist Neal Martin penned (key-boarded?) an interesting article last year entitled 'No Oxymoron – Affordable Burgundy' in which he lamented recent stratospheric price increases on the Côte d'Or and praised "...the more rationally priced enclaves of production, not least Chablis and Mâconnais." He has a point and it is to the north and south of Burgundy we head when looking for high quality wines that aren't prohibitively costly. A case in point is Domaine de Roncevaux based in the village of Davayé in the appellation of Pouilly-Fuissé. Here former electrical engineer Eric Savaret crafts some excellent white wines characterised by their vibrancy and pure expression of fruit. His Mâcon-Vergisson 'La Roche' has delicate white currant and wild flower aromas and a bright orchard fruit palate underscored by citrus notes and a fresh acidity. His Pouilly-Fuissé 'Mineralys' has ripe apple scents and flavours and a long, taut, elegant finish. Both drink well from release but can readily support 2-3 years bottle age.

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  1. Mâcon-Vergisson: Domaine de Roncevaux 'La Roche' 2017
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    £19.75
    Bottle (Case)
    £237.00
  2. Pouilly-Fuissé: Domaine de Roncevaux 'Minéralys' 2017
    Bottle
    £24.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £294.00
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