Domaine Gonon's wine is impeccably clean with a fine floral and citrus note. The heavy flavours that are sometimes associated with Chardonnay are absent. A delicate hand has been used in the 'élevage', the maturing of the wine, placing the sur-lie effect above the flavour of oak in order to retain its fresh and youthful vitality. Long and refreshing on the finish.
The town of Mâcon marks the southern tip of Burgundy. To its west are the rolling hills on which grow the grapes for three wines, Mâcon-Villages and its cousins Saint-Véran and Pouilly-Fuissé. As in neighbouring Beaujolais, a number of the 'villages' have shown themselves to produce the best wines and these are entitled to substitute their names on the label. Bussières is one.