A joint venture between the owner of Chateau Angelus and Chateau Lamothe Bergeron. This has to be one of the best value-for-money Bordeaux wines we’ve tasted this year. Introduced to us from friends in Bordeaux but with the hallmark of Chateau Angelus, this is a plummy, ripe wine.
For lovers of fine Burgundy, Neal Martin, Master of Wine, reviewed Pomone as one of the star buys of the vintage. It has a crisp raspberry and cranberry bouquet with a damp earthy element. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, almost Pommard-like in style, which is no surprise given the location, and the finish is taut and minerally.
The village of Lugny is located high up in the South of the Mâcon region. It has a great reputation for its white wines which has made Mâcon famous. It is well known that the village of Lugny, with its limestone soils and warm climate, produces the most coveted white wines of the region. The vineyard of Les Genièvres is one of the best.
Food Pairing: Salmon, Quenelles de brochet, Langoustines / Prawns. Harvest is by hand. The grapes are first picked out in the vineyards, and then rigorously sorted out twice. After a total stalking of the grapes, the berries are delicately lead to the vats, to avoid any crushing.
From hand-harvested grapes from Agly Valley, some from late ripening vineyards planted at 500m above sea level.
A pleasing balance between weight and freshness. Good tension and restrained fruit, promising characteristics in a wine during this sunny vintage. Perfect with shellfish and molluscs, seafood risotto, grilled or pan-fried fish, veal cutlets with creamy sauces, goat's cheeses and hard cow's milk cheeses.