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Domaine Gonon, Mâcon La Roche Vineuse 2017

March 12, 2019

 

Domaine Gonon, Mâcon La Roche Vineuse 2017 BU69291

 

 

The Wine Society - £9.95

 

Tasting date - 12/03/2019

 

 

Appearance - Pale lemon

 

Nose intensity - Medium

 

Primary aroma - Pear, apple, hint of apricot, peach and honeysuckle 

 

Secondary aroma - Creamy and buttery

 

Tertiary aroma - None

 

 

Sweetness - Dry

 

Acidity - Medium acidity

 

Tannin and nature -  None

 

Alcohol - Medium

 

Body - Medium

 

 

Intensity - Medium

 

Primary flavours - Pear, apple, hint of apricot, peach and honeysuckle 

 

Secondary flavours - Creamy and buttery

 

Tertiary flavours - None

 

 

Finish - Medium

 

Quality - Good

 

 

Tasting Logic

 

 

This is a benchmark wine that you should have as a constant companion in your fridge. It is structurally 'Medium'  which is incredibly useful for calibration, even using it when tasting sparkling and fortified wines is useful. There is distinct 'unoaked Chardonnay' character throughout the wine although this does display on the slightly riper side. Evidence of MLF/C  on the palate, medium acidity and a lack or floral aromatics could steer you away from some other varieties like Albarino or Sauvignon Blanc. I would suspect that this would be in a trio with a couple of other Chardonnay's or wines from Burgundy, on its own it does not deliver as many blind tasting 'markers' as other wines so is actually a lot more tricky than you may imagine.

 

The wine needs a longer, more complex finish with certainly an ability to gain complexity with age in order to be a better quality wine but has enough intensity and varietal character to be called good.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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