Domaine Perraud Macon Villages 2018

£15.99 GBP

Until 2005, the Perraud family was one of many making their living from growing grapes for the local cooperative. Encouraged by his parents, Jean-Christophe Perraud, then 24, began to make and bottle wine from the family's 35 hectares of Bourgogne, Mâcon and Saint-Véran vineyards and sold them on the local market until 2009. Produced from what the Perrauds describe as 'young vines' (both the Chardonnay and the Aligoté are between 20-25 years old), the wines show remarkable elegance, purity and complexity at modest price tags. Domaine Perraud is a fine example of a young vigneron striking out on his own with the family's vineyards to create what will soon be one of the Mâconnais' most respected domaines.

This wine is bright lemon yellow in colour with fragrant white flowers and stone fruit aromas on the nose. The palate is medium to full bodied, with lively citrus acidity and flavours of melon, white peach and a hint of pineapple. The finish is refreshing and long.