2022 Mâcon-Villages, Happy-Naisse, Domaine de Naisse Brenot-Beranger
Médaille d'Or au Concours des vins de Lyon 2023.
Unoaked Chardonnay from 85-year-old vines on clay-limestone soil that completely changes the simple image of the Village wines. Domaine de Naisse Mâcon-Villages 'Happy-Naisse'. The last addition in the name already betrays the style and idea of the winemaker. And that has been achieved with this lively and frivolous but above all tasty wine.
The 2022 vintage is already being praised as a top vintage. A classic vintage in the good sense, where the characteristic juiciness is beautifully expressed. In contrast to the 2021 vintage where the harvest was meager but showed beautiful freshness & excitement.
A Burgundy from the Mâcon region, so of course Chardonnay. And from 85 year old vines! The wine has a fruity and sultry scent that immediately reminds you of a warm summer evening. Taste notes of citrus, pineapple, green apple, white flowers, stewed fruit and even a little muscat, but it is all presented with a light-footed fresh dry mouthfeel.
With drinks, but also with tasty summer salads, hummus, roasted aubergines, BBQ, fried oysters, rich fish. In short, widely applicable!
Domaine de Naisse is located in a beautiful spot in the south of Burgundy. The winery is located in the town of Laizé, the southernmost point of the Mâconnais. The winery was founded in 1980 by Guy Beranger. In 1999, Christophe Brenot joined Guy. Et voila, Brenot-Beranger and with it Domaine de Naisse was born. Our first contact with this domaine was at our local Tabac-Epicerie in Mazille where their wines were sold. Since then, this has been a permanent fixture for our Friday afternoon drinks accompanied by homemade hummus that complement each other perfectly.
New vineyards are slowly being purchased and the winery currently has approximately 20 hectares of vines, the oldest of which are already about 90 years old! The wines from Domaine de Naisse are characterized as extra rich because of the clay and chalky soil type and the many hours of sunshine they have been able to enjoy. Viré-Clessé is known for it, but these Mâcon-Villages also unmistakably have this 'terroir'.