A beautiful and vibrant example of a Burgundian Chardonnay at an extremely competitive price. Plots lie on the higher slopes of the Mont du Mâconnais, where soils are varied but limestone is prevalent. Here Chardonnay ripens under a Continental climate (typically cold winters followed by warm springs and almost Mediterranean sun in the summer).
GENETIE ‘Les Piliers’, combines three essential elements – the florals, the exotic and the mineral. The final blend is kept on fine lees until bottling, combining the warmth of southern Burgundy with the elegance and finesse of the special terroir of Mâcon-Charnay-lès-Mâcon.
Immediately appealing with good depth of flavour and underlying finesse that provides wonderful length and unfolding flavours – think of freshly cut hay and meadowsweet for the nose, crunchy greengages for the palate, and some candied peel / lemongrass for the final notes.
An extremely versatile wine that can be enjoyed alone or with food – delicious alongside grilled fish (locally they would use zander), chicken in cream sauce (poulet à la crème), asparagus & mushroom risotto, fish chowder, a traditional roast chicken with all the trimmings, or even a cheese platter – particularly goat’s cheese.