Macon Peronne L'Etoile, Domaine du Mont-Epin, Burgundy, France 2016
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Brothers in arms – organic – terroir-driven wines
Domaine du Mont-Epin
We are thrilled to be able to bring you 2 new single-vineyard wines from our friends Richard and Stéphane Martin, the brothers behind Domaine de la Croix-Senaillet. After freak weather patterns disrupted their harvest in 2015, they decided to take on two new vineyard sites in nearby Clessé. This allowed them to experiment with a different terroir, as well as expand their range with the incorporation of a number of new wines.
Mâcon Péronne is an ancient vineyard, with low-yielding vines producing extremely concentrated fruit. The nose is ripe with expressive, mineral notes, leading to a palate dominated by citrus and pear notes, with excellent acidity. The Viré-Clessé Breillonde comes from another plot of old vines, vinified in 30% new oak. It displays real fruit intensity, with a bright nose of honey and golden peach.