Domaine Perraud Macon Villages 2014

£10.99

TASTING NOTE

Bright yellow in colour with perfumed white flowers and stone fruit on the nose. The palate is medium to full bodied, with lively citrus acidity and flavours of fruit salad including melon, peach and a hint of pineapple. The finish is mineral and long with the fresh acidity balancing the full fruit nicely.

The Macon Villages `Le Loup` is all grown in the Perraud`s own vineyards in the communes or Villages of La Roche Vineuse, Verzé, Hurigny and Salornay sur Guy. The distinctive clay and chalk soils give extra power and richness to the otherwise elegant, aromatic palate (the white-chalk pebbles absorb sun during the day, and reflect it during the night to extend ripening). The grapes were machine harvested in the cool of early morning. This ensures a quick turnaround so that the precious melon and citrus character is kept intact, without danger of oxidation.

Winemaking was kept as natural as possible, with wild yeasts used for fermentation and malolactic fermentation was allowed to take place in order to encourage a round, supple feel. The wine rested for six months on its lees to encourage complexity before blending and then bottling. Part of the wine was aged in oak barrels for nearly nine months to encourage a weightier style than the average Mâcon.

 


Domaine Perraud Macon Villages 2014
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