Similar to Clos des Avoueries (it's from the same vineyard, but this is a micro-vinification of a small part of the Clos that has very thin top soil of around 30cm with caillottes mixed in, and then straight into limestone. A touch more elegant that the Clos des Avoueries, and perhaps will age a bit longer - taking a bit more time to express itself. Drink 2025 to 2029.
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.
FROM THE PRESS
“This is one of the smallest bottlings (180 cases) of the château, vinified and aged in barrels. Superb rich, fresh, fine nose of ripe yellow fruit and toast. Monious, elegant, with a generous, ripe fruitiness, well tended by a fine mineral salinity. A lot of potential!”Bourgogne Aujourd'hui