Chateau de La Greffiere Macon La Roche-Vineuse Sous Le Bois 2018

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Tasting Notes

The nose offers apple, mandarin orange, chalk, and a slight leesy note. The palate is apple dominated with tropical fruit notes, rounded with gentle acidity. It’s a temperature-sensitive wine—too cold, and the nuances are lost, too warm and the its clean, expressive character fades. 


Grape growing and winemaking at this property date to 1585. As is the case with any estate of that duration, it’s had its ups and downs. It was acquired by the Greuzard family in 1924, and they immediately set about restoring the château (built in 1830), cellar (built in 1789), and vineyards. For the last 30 years, it has been run by Vincent and Isabelle Greuzard, the fourth generation of the family to care for the estate. They make rosé, reds (Pinot Noir and Gamay), and whites (Chardonnay and Aligoté), as well as a Crémant, using estate fruit. This bottling, Sous le Bois, means “below the woods;” forest protects and shelters the vines, which grow at the highest point above the village of La Roche Vineuse. The village’s name translates to “vinous rock,” a reflection of the high limestone content in the heart of the Mâcon.

The wines are imported by Peter Weygandt, who has made this cuvée for about 25 years. He uses grapes from 30-year-old vines sustainably farmed on clay and limestone soils. The wine ferments in tank; 50% ages in older French oak.


Food Pairing Suggestions

Brunch Foods, Cheese, Chicken/Turkey, Cream Sauce Pasta, Fish-full flavored (salmon/tuna), Ham, Lobster & Crab, Pork

France , Burgundy
Grape Varietal:
100% Chardonnay
$17.00 each
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