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Boutinot, Reserve Personnelle Macon-Villages 2018
Samantha Bailey & Guillaume Letang
Lovely lemony aromas on the nose with a caramelised edge. The palate is bright and pert yet weighty with flavours of white stone fruits on the finish.
Charnay is renowned as one of the smallest (therefore more expensive) and best of the Macon Villages. Grapes are hand-picked and then lightly pressed followed by static settling. After temperature controlled fermentation, the wines are left on their lees for at least six months before undergoing a light filtration to retain and enhance flavour and quality.
Like all good stories, Boutinot France's is both long and a little bit complicated! Boutinot began as a tiny importer in 1980, specialising in French wines. After 10 years, business had grown and Samantha Bailey packed her bags to set up an office in Burgundy. Today, Boutinot has over 20 employees who take care of production across the whole of France, covering fresh whites and roses from Gascony, mineral wines from Burgundy, and joyful varietal wines from Languedoc among others. We don't use any single 'model' to source our wines; instead, a combination of sources are used, from large-scale, high-quality co-ops to small, family growers and single domaines as well as our own vineyards in Cairanne and Saint-Veran. Drawing on the expertise of our 4 winemakers and network of partner growers, we seek to deliver the higest quality to price ratio possible at every price point.