Boutinot France’s new offices are in the middle of vineyards of St Vérand AC on the southern perimeter of the Mâconnais. Drive five minutes down the road and cross the border into the northern rim of the Beaujolais cru, St. Amour – the village in which Samantha Bailey, our Master Blender, got married – all the hilly Beaujolais crus lie to the south in front of you. Unsurprisingly after twenty years in the region, Samantha knows the Beaujolais and Mâconnais intimately and sources all our Beaujolais crus directly from growers, selecting by blind tasting either single domaine or single vineyard wines. For Pouilly Fuissé Samantha is given free rein to select and blend unoaked component wines at Guy Saumaize’s Domaine des Maillettes. For our Mâconnais Samantha tastes all the cuves in the cellars of local producer, Cave de Charnay-les-Mâcon, and is given equal free rein to select and blend Mâcon-Charnay for Réserve Personelle as well as for both Domaine Les Perserons and St Véran Clos de Chevigne.
Charnay is renowned as one of the smallest (therefore more expensive) and best of the Mâcon 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.
Lovely lemony aromas on the nose with a caramelised edge evocative of sun-baked wheat fields. The palate is bright and pert: white stone fruits with a big squeeze of lime.
- Additional Information
Name Réserve Personnelle Mâcon-Charnay Country France Region Mâcon-Charnay ABV% 13% Vintage 2017 Grape Variety 100% Chardonnay Size 750ml Dietary Information Suitable for Vegetarians, Suitable for Vegans