Domaine Carrette is a family estate from Vergisson that we absolutely love and this Mâcon Milly-Lamartine is a great value wine from a small vineyard of 1.5 hectares in sustainable farming. A simple and fresh Chardonnay with pure minerality, very typical of the Mâcon area. On the palate, aromas of citrus and flowers end up with a very decent finish. A really well-made Burgundy for just £11!
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|Wine Characteristics||When & how to drink?|
AOC Mâcon Milly-Lamartine
Dry white wine
from now to 2018
Open and Drink
Aperitif, seafood, sushi
Clay and limestone
10 years old
6 months in stainless steel vats
|What experts say|
88/100 "Strong wood aromas show in the toasty edge of this spicy wine. Ripe yellow fruits are full in the mouth, with a crisp, bright aftertaste to give a final lift."
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