Mâcon-Péronne, Domaine du Bicheron 2017
Our best-selling white Burgundy Mâcon-Péronne was awarded a gold medal at this year's 'Chardonnay du Monde' competition in March, the annual tasting of nearly 700 wines from 37 countries to select the best Chardonnays in the world.
This is a delicious wine made by a small family winery in the heart of Mâcon. It is made from their oldest vines and somehow, unlike most Burgundies, their prices remain agreeably modest.
The wine has had tremendous critical acclaim over the years from "It's a cracking white Burgundy" to "An absolute steal". The new vintage is excellent.
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.
"An absolute steal (I rarely say that): the aromas are sumptuous, with hints of peach and melon, then theres 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
"Its 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, its cracking white burgundy and the sort of value for money upon which FVD built its reputation." - Jonathan Ray, The Spectator
"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