Macon-Villages Auvigue Moulin du Pont 2016
Typical classy Macon with ripe, green apple flavours and hints of minerality. Only 10% of the wine has been oak-aged, so the influence on the palate is more one of rounding than imparting vanillin flavour. Suits white fish dishes of course, e.g. cod in white sauce, but also poultry e.g. roast chicken, turkey steak, veal escalope.
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Maison Auvigue Burgundy France Auvigue is a French producer located in the south of the Burgundy region, run by two brothers Jean-Pierre and Michel Auvigue. Wines come from a family estate of around 6 hectares, there are an additional 20 hectares of contract grapes, which are vinified in their cellars. Most of the family estate is located in the hillside village of Solutré-Pouilly within sight of the extraordinary "Rock of Solutré", a celebrated landmark which is visible for miles. Only white wines from the Chardonnay grape are produced at the estate, mostly Pouilly Fuissé, but also Saint-Veran and some Macon-Solutré. The winery prides itself in employing traditional methods in the vineyards, respecting nature. They use no chemical fertilisers, only organic. They plough to make the roots plunge into the rocky soils, allowing the vine to load itself with mineral elements. With careful observation of the vine's health, they are able to reduce human intervention to a minimum level, and let nature do the rest, allowing the soil to express itself differently in each "climat". Jean-Pierre Auvigue was born in Solutré, like his brother, and he has always spent his time in and around the vineyards. They work in an old mill, called "Le Moulin du Pont", each vintage is vinified separately and the wines are only assembled as a last resort. Jean Pierre believes that "Manual harvesting, perfect ripeness, well-chosen plots; that's the secret to making good wines."