2011 Jacques & Nathalie Saumaize, Saint-Véran, En Crèches, Mâconnais, Burgundy

( £11.50, 13%, The Wine Society )

Supple for a 2011, but showing good underlying acidity, this southern Burgundian Chardonnay is all about fruit and focus, not oak. It’s taut and fresh with a whiff of orange zest, and flavours of fennel, white peach and pear.

BuyDrinking window: 2013-15Similar Wines: £10-£20, 86-90, France, White, Chardonnay