Domaine du Bicheron, Mâcon-Péronne 2016

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Bourgogne

75cl bottle: £12.95

Case of 12 75cl bottles: £155.40

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Expected to arrive April / May 2019. 


"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


I had a bottle of the 2016 Domaine du Bicheron Mâcon-Péronne, Cuvée Vieilles Vignes only last night with a plate of Mrs Ray’s pitch-perfect chicken risotto and — goodness me! — it hit the spot. FVD’s Esme Johnstone tells me that it’s their best-selling burgundy by miles and I’m not in the least surprised. Produced from old vine Chardonnay by Denis and Geneviève Rousset, whose family have been making wine in the village of Péronne, also near Mâcon, for almost 130 years, it sees not one splinter of oak and is as crisp, clean and pure as they come. It’s rounded and textured with an underlying citrus freshness and a fine mineral core. It’s a class act for sure and — I don’t care what you say, such things matter, especially when it comes to showing off to the neighbours at Christmas — the bottle looks dead pukka too. £12.45 down from £12.95.