The Desvignes family have been making wine on this 11 hectare estate for five generations. Gautier joined his father Eric there in 2016 and has pushed the estate to new heights, insisting on hand harvesting in small bins, a more organic approach to viticulture and building a new cellar for a gentler élévage.
The resulting wines have been receiving superb reviews, with robertparker.com declaring the estate "very much a Côte Chalonnaise address to watch" and a "potential future star".
The 2019 'Le Vernoy' is drinking beautifully already but will improve through to 2035 if you can tuck it away. As it stands, it is full, fresh and beautifully balanced with bright cherry fruit, floral notes and a rich juiciness that keeps you coming back for more.
Offered: November 2021.
Vintage report: A small vintage due to spring frost and excess heat in the summer. Overall quality is excellent though, the southern reds tending to be ripe, fruit forward but also fresh.
Drinking window: 2021 - 2035.
Food matching: Roast chicken or game, mushroom risotto.