CLOS SAINT PIERRE MACON CHARNAY 2014
Back in 2010, Samantha Bailey decided to search for some very special single vineyard wines from this beautiful region; wines with real elegance and typicity. After extensive tastings in the summer of 2011, she found this single vineyard with tumbling walls, old vines and real potential. Clos St Pierre was part of the ecclesiastic domaine belonging to the bishopric of Autun. Once a walled Clos, today most of the wall has tumbled to ruins apart from the northern section at the top of the slope. The vineyard is on a gentle slope, south-east facing. The whole plot is ‘enherbé’ – grass is left to grow in between the rows as this keeps other weeds at bay and also preserves the soil from erosion. Grapes from this parcel are harvested after the more generic parcels thus ensuring extra ripeness that produces natural richness in the finished wine.
The nose is immediately intense and appealing peaches and cream. The palate has an exceptional balance of rich, creamy fruit and elegant complexity.
This wine is an ideal to drink as an aperitif but also a delicious accompaniment to dishes such as the classic Poulet de Bresse aux morilles.