Domaine du Bicheron, Mâcon-Péronne 2016

Bourgogne

75cl bottle: £12.95 £12.45

Case of 12 75cl bottles: £155.40 £149.40

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"The Mâcon-Péronne Vieilles Vignes from Domaine du Bicheron is an absolute steal (I rarely say that), the aromas are sumptuous with hints of peach and melon, then there is ripeness on the palate, but all the requisite crispness and a hint of chalkiness. This could certainly pass as Chassagne-Montrachet." - Harry Eyres, Country Life


A delicious, hand-crafted, old vine white Burgundy made by the Rousset family in Péronne just to the north of Pouilly-Fuissé. The same family have been making wine here since 1889. This is a rich, well-balanced and complex white Burgundy at a very good price indeed, a rare find considering the tiny harvests in recent years.

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Our Tasting Notes

A fresh, nectarine scented nose; richly textured palate with clean acidity, juicy, stone fruit character, mineral streak and a long finish. Very well put together, complex and full white Burgundy.

Wine Data

Grape variety: Chardonnay
Appellation: Mâcon-Péronne
Alcohol: 14%

About

The vineyards of Mâcon-Péronne border those of Pouilly-Fuissé, Saint-Véran and Viré-Clessé in southern Burgundy. Chardonnay dominates the production though a small amount of red and rosé is made from Pinot Noir and Gamay.

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"This Chardonnay has a concentrated and finely perfumed nose. There's something hinting at the exotic, but a pure apple and ripe Ogen melon white fruit character too. On the palate it really does have good intensity, the ripeness is there, and almost orangey brightness of fruit plus acidity, and just a teasing glimpse of more tart greengage and lemon. There's a custardy roundness, though perhaps just from lees rather than oak, and the powerful finish sustains. Lovely white Burgundy at a modest price." - Tom Cannavan, wine-pages.com


"It’s made from old-vine Chardonnay just to the north of Pouilly-Fuissé and is very lightly honeyed on the nose with lovely supple peach, citrus fruit and a long finish. In short, it’s cracking white burgundy and the sort of value for money upon which FVD built its reputation." - Jonathan Ray, The Spectator


"The Mâcon-Péronne Vieilles Vignes 2014 from Domaine de Bicheron is an absolute steal (I rarely say that) :the aromas are sumptuous , with hints of peach and melon, then there’s ripeness on the palate ,but all the requisite crispness and a hint of chalkiness (a positive note). This could certainly pass Chassagne-Montrachet." - Harry Eyres, Country Life on vintage 2014


"Textured and rounded, this has a good concentration of ripe pear and melon fruit, plus some mandarin and lemon freshness. It’s got a sake-like smoothness, and the emphasis here is on pure fruit with no oak aftertaste." - Jamie Goode, The Express


"First, the 2016 Domaine du Bicheron, Mâcon-Péronne Vieilles Vignes, an old favourite that I remember we offered a couple of years back in a previous vintage to the delight of Spectator readers. This vintage is even better. Made from old vine Chardonnay in the Mâconnais, this is beautifully structured and everything quality white burgundy should be. It’s soft, supple, creamy and buttery, with oodles of ripe, juicy fruit; think white peaches and pears with a touch of citrus. Nice price too." - Jonathan Ray, The Spectator