Eve & Michel Rey, Mâcon Vergisson "La Roche" 2014
A tropical, buttery Pouilly-Fuissé with the stony minerality of fine Burgundy.
The wine unfolds like a powerful red, taking hours to fully express itself. Diamond brilliant in the glass. At first sniff, lemon meringue and crushed rock piercing through a veil of yellow flower, fresh butter and beeswax. With air, a smoky pineapple note adds to the mix. Rich and fat on the attack, it finishes crystalline and pure on the palate with mouthwatering notes of racy, schist, lemony rock. Perfect yin and yang balance – this wine hits on all cylinders.
Mâcon Vergisson is a village of Pouilly-Fuissé in the south of Burgundy – think baby Puligny-Montrachet here. This Chardonnay has the richness, kiss of pineapple, and butter we love in California Chardonnay but the complexity, structure and stony minerality of fine Burgundy – in short, fantastic stuff at an exceptionally reasonable tariff. La Roche is the name of the Reys’ vineyard just below the “Rock of Vergisson” in the northernmost reaches of Pouilly-Fuissé, and it’s the highest elevation vineyard in the region.