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WINE OF THE WEEK: Domaine de la Rochette Mâcon-Bussières Mont Sard, Burgundy, France


£12.50, The Wine Society


This is a stunning white Burgundy at the price and a great achievement for a first vintage in new hands. Fréderic Burrier, head of Maison Joseph Burrier and Château de Beauregard in Pouilly-Fuissé, bought Domaine de la Rochette only the year before. It's from 40–50 year old vines on a steep, limestone-rich clay slope on the sheltered southwest of Mont Sard and it was partly barrel-fermented and partly tank-fermented. The result is a wine combining freshness and precision with generous sweet-almond nuttiness, peach, citrus and a hint of honey. It's perfect now but in cellar conditions you could keep it another four or so years. Match it to things such as roast chicken, lobster pie or a more everyday fish pie, cod, hake, crab tart or soufflés, creamy pasta or bloomy rind cheeses. 12.5%.

Domaine de la Rochette Mâcon-Bussières Mont Sard, Burgundy, France

£12.50, The Wine Society

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