Collin Bourisset, Mâcon Rouge, Burgundy, France, 2020
(at Carousel, London W1, 29 Jun 2022)
Drinking Window: 2022 - 2023
Mâcon blanc has become a firm favourite among UK shoppers, who are drawn to the often good-value style when looking for an everyday-drinking Chardonnay. The Mâcon-Lugny from this same producer, also part of the French Wine Tour, is worth a try, but it was this red Mâcon that really grabbed my attention – a less-familiar style but one worth embracing. Made from a blend of Gamay (the Beaujolais red grape) and Pinot Noir (Burgundy's main red grape variety), this is a perfect summer red, easy drinking and unoaked, with plenty of fresh and crunchy red berry fruit – strawberry and raspberry. Tangy and appetising, I'd serve this with charcuterie.