Loaded with hazelnut butter, lemon, a hint of tangerine and a light touch of oak, this is a very smart dinner party wine. Such a delicious mouthful that delivers a really decent slug of Burgundy for the price. Organic, and with very low added SO2 and just a couple of hundred cases made a year. It's going to get better still in the next 18 months. Drink now to 2024. Excellent value.
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. This is from a delimitated part of a clos of 4 hectares and much higher than most vineyards in Burgundy.