Until 2005, the Perraud family was one of many making their living from growing grapes for the local co-operative. Encouraged by his parents at the age of 24, Jean-Christophe Perraud began to make and bottle wine from the family’s 30 hectares of Bourgogne, Mâcon and Saint-Véran vineyards, all of which are farmed organically. Produced from what the Perraud family describes as ‘young vines’ (both the Chardonnay and the Aligoté are on average 20 years old), the wines show remarkable elegance and complexity at modest price tags. Domaine Perraud is a fine example of a young producer striking out on his own, with the family’s vineyards, to create what will soon be one of the Mâconnais’ most respected domaines.
Elegant and expressive. Vibrant notes of white flowers, fresh citrus and apricot fruit are balanced by lively acidity and a persistent, refreshing finish.