2015 Domaine Perraud Macon Villages Vieilles Vignes
The wine’s herbal and wildflower aromas remind of Puligny-Montrachet, while flavors of honeyed pear butter mix with candied citrus and Asian pears. One of the better values in white Burgundy you can find.
Sourced from one of the region’s award-winning cooperative producers, North Berkeley Imports’ special selection of Mâcon-Villages hits all the sweet spots—older-vine, succulent fruit, a tangy minerality pulled from the area’s chalky soils and balanced alcohol. We select fruit from a series of hillside vineyards that border the appellation of Saint-Veran, one of the region’s top appellations and terroirs. Soils here are mineral-rich, which contributes to the wine a lacy texture and tangy, sea-salty finish. This is value Chardonnay with a serious soul, a blanc that will seduce and astound those who claim allegiance to Côte de Beaune whites.
WINERY: Domaine Perraud
REGION: FRANCE • Burgundy • Mâconnais • Sologny
APPELLATION: Mâcon-Villages AOC
BLEND: 100% Chardonnay
VINEYARDS: Vineyards are located on hillsides some 900 feet above sea level or higher, not far from the appellation of Saint-Veran. Soils are a combination of chalk and clay.
AGE OF VINES: 30 to 50 years
WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Grapes are pressed full-cluster then fermented on indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks. Aged primarily in tank; some 10% of the wine is aged in older French oak barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
TASTING IMPRESSIONS: Aromas of fresh herbs, ripe lemons, crushed stones, lime zest. Ripe and balanced; thirst-quenching.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Fresh salads; shellfish (oysters or clams); roasted chicken with fresh herbs
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