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.
Regional appellation of the Mâconnais wine growing district. Separated by a series of parallel faults, the hills of the Mâconnais are linked along axes which give them either a North/North-Westerly or a South/South-Easterly exposure. The vines take readily to these hillsides. The clay and limestone soils are ideal conditions for producing outstanding chardonnays.
A superb golden colour with subtle shades of green. When young it displays perfumes of spring flowers and exotic fruits, later revealing aromas of dried fruit and toasted bread. In the mouth it is flattering, supple and mellow.
A rich and flavoursome wine with much finesse and distinction. The nature of the land favours a harmonious blend of flavours, with hints of nuts and grilled almonds. It's vigour and richness mean that this wine can be kept for a long time before opening.
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.