Mâcon-Vergissons' 'Les Rochers' is a steep, limestone-infused site that produces a white wine with distinct minerality. Superb stuff and great value.
Domaine Guerrin & Fils
Nestled high in the Vergisson hills, Maurice created the domaine in 1984 and today it stands at 35 parcels spread across 14 ha in Macon-Vergisson, St-Veran and Pouilly-Fuissé. They have developed a justified ...Learn more
“A new Mâconnais producer for us – and one to watch judging by the three Chardonnays we tasted. This, the cheapest, is elegantly creamy, leafy and nutty on the nose, with fruit that touches on apricot and apple, zesty acidity and a fine, mineral finish.' ”
“Manages to be both rich and nervy. Lots of pleasure and some minerals on the finish. Good Value.”
“I am always on the hunt for great value white Burgundy. While I try to drink from as wide a flavour palette as possible at home, Clare Valley Riesling, Adelaide Hills Chardonnay, Campanian whites and white Burgundy hog the lion’s share of the space in my EuroCave. The most expensive of these styles is white Burgundy, but because I don’t want to drop more than £15 on everyday white wine I have to be clever about my selection. Aside from buying top Bourgogne Blanc en primeur, Chablis sometimes works but they often lack depth of flavour at this price. Increasingly, the Mâconnais is the place to head to for succour, not least because of its terrific soils and slightly warmer climate. This wine is a new find for me and it is a real star. Made from one parcel of vines on top of the spectacular Vergisson escarpment it has masses of style and more than enough grace to keep me hooked ... this is my everyday white Burgundy pick for 2014.”
“A fabulous Chardonnay that comes from the Sur la Roche (limestone) and Folland (more clay) lieux-dits, the 2014 Macon-Vergisson Les Rochers exhibits beautiful orchard and citrus fruits, toast and a kiss of honeysuckle on the nose. This gives way to a medium-bodied, nicely textured, racy white that has plenty of character. Drink it over the coming 2-3 years.”
“A touch of spice but mostly ripe, full-in-the-mouth cedary citrus fruit. Really good depth and weight but still fresh. Lots of presence. There's a light grain to the texture which adds interest and increases the freshness on a relatively full-bodied wine. Good Value.”