Ben says

★★ Great Wine Aromas of apple turnover and yoghurt, this smells sweet and ripe for a Burgundy. It is peachy with tight acidity and a linear texture on the palate. Clean and pure in style, even with the riper, fruit focus. Wood is nicely integrated and adds some structure and depth.

Great Wine - La Belouse Macon Cruzille


Varietal Chardonnay from old vines with 13.5% abv.

Grown in: Mâconnais, Burgundy, FRANCE.

Food Pairing

Chicken and leek pie, roast turkey and all the trimmings, baked quiche and buttery new potatoes, or a cheese fondue. All would work well. However, the real winner for this one is a deep, creamy risotto.

Disclosure & Price

Tasted at the Beckford Bottle Shop annual tasting. Beckford’s price: £24.50.

Reviewed and tasted: 5 November 2022

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

Domaine de l’Echelette is in the north of the Mâconnais. Alongside making Chardonnay, their speciality, and some Pinot Noir, the estate also produces Aligoté and Crémant de Bourgogne wines. 13 hectares of vineyards are planted in the municipalities of Martailly-les-Brancion; Cruzille and La Chapelle-sous-Brancion. Owned by Martine and Michel Champliaud.