15/04/2019 – Domaine Gonon, Mâcon La Roche Vineuse 2017

(2019) A lovely unoaked example of a Chardonnay from Burgundy that nods towards the New World with its delicious ripeness and clarity, but not at the expense of Burgundian restraint. Creamy on the nose, the aromas are of an applie pie taken straight from the oven, buttery pastry notes, ripe apples and pears. In the mouth there is weight here, again a buttery richness from both the ripe fruit and, I suspect lees stirring and malolactic fermentation, to round and soften the edges. Sweet fruit on the mid-palate runs into more of that firm apple and lemon acidity into a juicy, balanced finish. Watch the video for food-matching ideas and more information.

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