This is a beautiful wine, that quenches the thirst. You can guzzle the first half glass, but then it gives you something delicious and interesting to contemplate. This is a blend comprising more of the best terroirs of the Clos. You're getting into quite a serious quality here - the same kind of flavour profile, but slightly more complex and elegant, and nervy. Pretty smart, and also excellent value. Drink now to 2027 or beyond.
Chateau de Messey is a new star from a special terroir in southern burgundy called 'Cruzille'. Boasting 1,000 years of history (they are mentioned in manuscripts dating back to the 9th century CE), Château de Messey is located just outside Tournus on a hilltop 300-400 metres above sea level and surrounded by woods. Owner Marc Dumont purchased the chateau complete with ancient vaulted cellars and 89ha of vines in the early '90s and the quality has sky-rocketed in the last few years. The estate is run by Fredereic Servais, named Winemaker of the Year in 2017 by Appelation Bourgogne for his work at Clos des Poncetys. The character is deeper and more complex than most Macon, and in fact, this is an hour to the North of Macon. When you need a lovely white burgundy that is quite special but doesn't break the bank, then this fits the bill perfectly. Drink with fish starters and fish mains, although it will be excellent with light terrines, and smoked salmon, as well as with white meats.