ABFW visit in September 2016 to Domaine des Perelles, a high quality 11-hectare domaine in the appellations of Macon Blanc Villages, St Veran and Pouilly Fuisse. The 2015 vintage has been particularly successful in this domaine, producing wines typical of each appellation. Well balanced with good acidty. Drink 2017-2022.
The Saint-Veran appellation is split into two separate islands by its close relative Pouilly Fuisse. Both occupy slopes forming part of the chain of hills to which the Rock of Solutré belongs. The vines grow on fossiliferous limestone soils, often overlain by a layer of clay with flints (Chailles).
Pale yellow gold in colour but brilliant and crystal clear. This dry but ample wine is tender and fruity, displaying aromas of peach, citrus, honeysuckle and dried fruit. On the palate it is mineral and lively from the first attack, fresh and well rounded. The structure is harmonious, fresh and round.