Dom Vercheres Macon Villages 2020
Ageing; Fermented in Stainless Steel
Structure; Light to medium bodied
Food pairing ideas; Charcuterie, Mussels, Goat's cheese or Grilled vegetable dishes
This lively white has fine balance and attractive flavours of peach, legume and grapefruit. Fresh and crisp.
Domaine des Verchères is a family domaine located in the northernmost part of the Mâcon region, just south of the Côtes Chalonnaise. Owner Andre Dupuis is now succeeded by his two sons, Remi and Jean-Christophe. The 10-hectare Mâcon-Villages vineyard, in the communes of Mancey and Royer, is planted entirely with Chardonnay on south-east facing slopes at an average altitude of 250 meters. The vines average 30 years of age.
The soils in the two largest parcels are a mix of clay and limestone, covered with small white pebbles. In one parcel, the subsoil is deep and cool clay, which makes for a slow ripening process and the development of complex pit-fruit and citrus flavours. The other parcel has an almost pure rock soil where the vines’ roots go deep into the limestone. This parcel warms up early and provides ripe, generous Chardonnay fruit with a distinct minerality. The exceptional quality of the Domaine des Verchères Mâcon-Villages is the result of the blending of the fruit from these two vineyard sites.