STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
The Guerrin’s estate dates from 1926 and can be found at the heart of the protected natural site between the Roche de Solutré and the Roche de Vergisson in southern Burgundy, just to the west of Mâcon.
Today the fourth generation works a patchwork of 35 small vineyards spread over 15 hectares and various soil types. Respecting nature and farming sustainably with 90% of work done manually and fermenting with native yeasts are key to highlighting their excellent terroir. Read more.
La Maréchaude is a 0.32 ha plot of 60-year-old Chardonnay vines. It’s beautifully positioned directly south facing about halfway up the slope with soils that are a mixture of shale, clay and limestone.
The wine is fermented in French oak barrels, about 15% of which are new and aged for a further 10-12 months before bottling. 2018 was a warmer than average vintage so a wine that is always indulgent and rich was a little more so with aromas of ripe peach, yellow plum, pear and acacia supported by a richly textured buttery creamy palate but retains refreshing acidity thanks to the vineyard’s excellent terroir.