Mâconnais & Côte Chalonnaise Wine
Lovers of white Burgundy stymied by recent price increases can take solace in the Mâconnais where quality has been improving and value for money can still be found. Eric Savaret's Domaine de Roncevaux, in the village of Davayé just west of Mâcon, is a case in point. His excellent Mâcon-Vergisson 'La Roche' has engendered a loyal local following enamoured of its orchard fruit scents and rich palate of conference pears and russet apples underscored by fine acidity. Also worthy of attention is his Pouilly-Fuissé 'Minéralys' that has a succulent stone fruit palate and waxy-textured finish offset by nervy mineral notes. Both drink well from release and will support 2-3 years bottle age
A welcome new addition and our debut listing from the Côte Chalonnaise, Bruno Colin's delicious Rully 1er Cru is a great example of the quality and value to be discovered south of the Côte d'Or. Aromas of quince, lemon and crushed stone are followed by an expansive palate of apricots, tangerine and peach. This highly versatile wine will work beautifully with a wide variety of dishes from roast chicken to soft full-flavoured cheeses.