2017 Famille PaquetLe Mont Mâcon-Solutré-Pouilly0.75l White€12.85 €10.62This is a very small parcel of one third of a hectare that the Paquet family managed to take over in 2015. They have made this wine their own with its very bright, sunny character and fruity flavours of ripe Chardonnay encompassing fresh pears, melon, summer blossom and a spiciness on the finish. The wine is aged on its lees for just over a year which gives the wine a pretty, honeyed, round flavour. Well focused where freshness and richness meet and blend well together.
Most of us by now are used to the changes that our climate has sprung upon us. Humid winters interspersed with extreme weather conditions: flash flooding, spring frosts and hail, followed by a hot, dry summer. We can really no longer talk about “millésimes solaires” (sunny vintages) as the sun seems to be far less of a variable on vintage quality than it was in the past. Thanks to the drought conditions that we have so often experienced during the summer months over the past decade, when rain comes at the end of the summer, it is a godsend rather than a threat...Read more
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July being a calm season, I am spending my time writing and it has really made me turn my attention to the whos, whys, whens, hows and whats of the wine business, especially the way we communicate about wine.Read more