This is a rare little find, a case of impeccably cellared, perfect-to-drink Mâcon-Fuissé from a fine vigneron that punches well above its weight.
Too often these village Mâconnais wines are drunk too young. Here is an opportunity to drink a top example at the peak of its powers.
And it is powerful. Oaking is forthright but judicious. Evident on the nose, it broadens on the palate to reveal lush, ripe fruit and a backbone of razor sharp, focusing acidity that just brings the whole thing together.
Pierre Vessigaud has exceptional small vineyard plots and is a master of his craft. His domaine in Pouilly has been in existence since the 18th century and having taken over from his father in 1988, Pierre is the latest in a long line (now fifth generation) of Vessigaud winemakers turning Chardonnay grapes into liquid sunshine.
With prices for good Burgundy on the increase in recent years, and only going to climb further due to the inclement weather of this year and last, this is well worth getting your hands on.