The Macon villages is very hard to resist, but this wine, from the commune of Verzé is a very definite step-up. If the villages is all about immediate lemon, peach and pear fruit, the Verzé is altogether more serious, with greater intensity, and smoky minerality. This is a really, really good glass of chardonnay, showing great breadth and balance. Still has an elegance and deftness of touch, but with power, texture and great depth enhancing the pretty floral notes and citrus flavours.
Ruth says “tropical fruit, medium bodied with a soft, full palate and elegant finish. A favourite of mine.”