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Historically Macon was known primarily as a source of vast quantities of cheap white wines made by village cooperatives - reliable everyday wines, but no match for the great whites of the Cote de Beaune. But that was then and this is now, and today Macon's whites are recognized to be among the very best wine values on the planet. The Bret family are relative newcomers as winegrowers in Macon - they have only been at it for three generations. The evolution of their family business, from grape...
Located at the foot of the Roche de Vergisson, on the north-facing hillside of a stunning valley, its soils of marl and clay are ideal for Chardonnay. The grapes achieve lovely ripeness despite this cooler terroir.
- (87-90) Points -
Allen Meadows, October 2017
(Bret indicated that this will probably have a cuvée name when it is released but it had not yet been decided upon at the time of my July visit). Soft aromas of mineral reduction, matchstick and citrus introduce notably more vibrant medium weight flavors that exhibit a lovely minerality before concluding in slightly rustic and very dry finish.See detailed press review