A classic regional Bourgogne Blanc, this wine is produced using fruit from Macon, St Aubin, Puligny and Meursault. The winemaking is simple – fermented in stainless steel with native yeasts, full malolactic fermentation before ageing in oak – to shine a light on the intrinsic characteristics of Burgundian Chardonnay. Bright and perfumed, with some oatmeal and creaminess on the nose. The palate is clean, refreshing with yellow apple, quince and a hint of stony minerality.
In 2003, after working for Berry Bros & Rudd wine merchants for almost ten years, Michael and Fiona Ragg swapped bustling London for the small Burgundian village of Aloxe Corton where they established Mischief & Mayhem. Over time they established a large network of contacts throughout the Cote d’Or, including several grape growers they call upon each harvest to select only the best grapes for their wines.
They regularly visit all the vineyards they work with, to directly monitor vine health and vineyard development throughout the season; this ensures that their wines truly reflect the terroir-specific nature that is Burgundy. They are firm advocates of sustainable viticulture, low yields and hand harvesting. In the winery, they work traditionally to capture characters of the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes, and the sites they come from.