The 2018 Mâcon-Verzé Les Chênes comes from a west-facing 3.5-hectare parcel that is designed to be a Côte de Beaune take on the Mâconnais. It has a steely bouquet of apple blossom, granite and sea cave aromas, focused and intense. The palate is clean and precise, displaying a superb line of acidity and impressive nervosité toward the persistent finish and a saline tang on the aftertaste. This comes highly recommended.
Barrel Sample: (89-91)
Located in Mâcon, the vineyard was purchased back in 2003. It is made up of vines as old as 85 years, resulting in a slightly more complex, fuller bottling from Mâcon-Village.