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The Society’s White Burgundy

The Society’s White Burgundy

A Mâcon-Villages put together with fanatical precision by Marcel Orford-Williams and local oenologist Jean-Marc Darbon. Vibrant mid-yellow colour with lemony tinge, fleshy white fruits with briochy/bready aspects, good ripe chardonnay palate with a touch of vineyard origin. A very satisfying wine from southern Burgundy, quite broad with good natural acidity.

Suggested Food Match

Beef Carpaccio; Plaice; Roast Chicken; other suggestions...

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The négoce has had a huge part to play in the recent history of Beaujolais, some of it not so good but some of it very positive. For all its apparent simplicity, Beaujolais is a complicated region that is often the victim of its own capricious climate with late frosts and violent hailstorms a common recurrence. Dealing with a négociant allows The Wine Society to pick and choose, often blending together from different estates in order to end up with a wine that is better than any of its parts.

The one name that stands out for us is Dépagneux, and it is through that family that the Society has bought the bulk of its Beaujolais for the last 50 years. Jean Dépagneux was the last of this illustrious merchant family who, with his partners, bought up a list of ailing names such as Aujoux, which had made its name selling Beaujolais to the once profitable Swiss market. Jean retired about a dozen years ago and his place was taken by a young and talented oenologist from Viré called Jean-Marc Darbon. One consequence of the change has been the meteoric rise in the quality of The Society’s White Burgundy, which today is The Wine Society’s biggest selling wine. ...Show Less
Availability
In Stock
Bottle
£9.50
Case of 12
£114.00
Product Code
BU2481
Product Type
White Wine
Origin
Burgundy
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Dominant Grape
Chardonnay
Oak Influence
No oak flavour
Drink Dates
Within two years of purchase
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Closure Type
Screwcap
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Easy Living 17th Jan 2014

"A fresh but supple and well-rounded Chardonnay - Joanna Simon"


The Wine Gang Mar 2013

"The Society's French-wine drinking members may be fairly traditional in their tastes but that doesn't stop The Society applying screwcaps when it thinks the wine will benefit. In this unoaked, creamy-textured Chardonnay, a screwcap preserves the lively lemon and melon flavours and fresh acidity. Blended by the Society's buyer Marcel Orford-Williams and a local French oenologist. Goes with: Fish & Seafood, Chicken, Charcuterie and cold meats."


East Yorkshire Journal 1st Feb 2013

"My five-star, 10/10 wine comes from The Wine Society. Their simply named White Burgundy ticks all the right boxes with its delicious creamyt fresh style. It's almost too easy to drink but still manages to hold on to a crisp, sophisticated finish that's almost unbeatable with its £7.50 a bottle price tag. Purists might quibble with the name as, in essence, it's really a Macon Blanc Villages, but who cares when it's as good as this- Phil Parish"


House & Garden 2nd Feb 2013

"A fresh, but supple and well rounded chardonnay. - Joanna Simon"

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