Immediately appealing with good depth of flavour and underlying finesse that provides wonderful
length and unfolding flavours - think of freshly cut hay and meadowsweet for the nose, crunchy
greengages for the palate, and some candied peel / lemongrass for the final notes.
Food match: An extremely versatile wine that can be enjoyed alone or with food – delicious alongside grilled fish
(locally we would use zander), chicken in cream sauce (poulet à la crème), asparagus & mushroom
risotto, fish chowder, a traditional roast chicken with all the trimmings, or even a cheese platter -
particularly goat's cheese.Suitable for vegans.Suitable for vegetarians.Plots within the Mâcon-Charnay-lès-Mâcon appellation lie on the higher slopes of the Mont du
Mâconnais, where soils are varied but limestone is prevalent. Here Chardonnay ripens under a
Continental climate (typically cold winters followed by warm springs and almost Mediterranean sun in
the summer). Once ripe, picking is both by hand and machine. Machine harvesting has the advantage
of picking in the early hours of the morning before daylight when the temperature rises; hand picking
is gentler and keeps whole bunches intact. After pressing and static settling the must is cooled to
around 12°C to ensure a controlled fermentation. Once alcoholic fermentation is complete, wines are
left to winter and undergo malolactic fermentation. With enviable priority access to the cellar in
Mâcon-Charnay, Samantha tastes each individual tank (up to 20) to select a very personalised blend
for GENETIE 'Les Piliers', combining three essential elements - the florals, the exotic and the mineral.
The final blend is kept on fine lees until bottling, combining the warmth of southern Burgundy with
the elegance and finesse of the special terroir of Mâcon-Charnay-lès-Mâcon.
Reduced to clear.A fine delicate dry white with classic aromas of lime, petrol and a touch of lemongrass. The palate has citrus and stone fruit characters, with mineral notes adding complexity to the finish.The winery is also classed as sustainable.Great with fish, chicken, crisp salads or pork dishes.Suitable for vegansSuitable for vegetariansGrapes are sourced from one hectare Fontanino plot of the 60 ha Il Cascinone estate in the Monferrato area of north west Italy. The Riesling grapes were planted in 2002 on an east facing slope and are grown in the coolest vineyard sites, where they can ripen slowly. After pressing the juice is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and spends 4 months on fine lees before being bottled.AWARDS2015 Vintage IWC 2017 BRONZE
A complex and elegant wine with intense aromas of blackcurrant, crushed lemongrass and thyme, mingled with passionfruit and melon highlights. On the palate underlying ripe fruit and mineral notes from grapes grown in the Blind River sub region of Marlborough combine well with the more tropical notes of passionfruit and melon from the Wairau Valley vineyards.A stylish and pleasingly rich wine with vibrant aromatics and a fine balance of acidity leading to a lingering finish.The winery is sustainableSuitable for vegetarainsSuitable for vegans
Bright and crisp Sauvignon with aromas of citrus
and freshly-cut grass, medium weight and excellent for the Touraine
appellation. Vincent Leclair runs this family estate.Suitable for vegansSuitable for vegetarians