France – Domaine Lassarat

 About the Winery

Coming from a family of Vergisson wine makers in the Mâcon region, Roger Lassarat struck off on his own in 1969 with 3 hectares.  Vergisson is a small, typically Mâcon village, planted between the Vergisson rocks and Solutré, 10 km west of Mâcon.

Bit by bit, the domain has increased in size and now includes a little more than 16 hectares. Roger has sought to develop pure wines that reflect different terroirs.

Firstly, only the best grapes possible are harvested. In addition, there is the advantage of having old vines (the oldest of which are more than 100 years old) on hillsides that receive a lot of sunlight.

To get the best grapes, Roger has chosen not to use synthetic fertilizers but, on the contrary, to promote the use of organic materials (manure or compost) thus creating and maintaining microbial life. Accordingly, the grapes are fed solely using elements from the soil. Tilling, all while aerating the soil, forces the roots to dig down, seeking their nourishment as deeply as possible, and aids in extracting the “soul of the terroir”.

 

Wines

 

Domaine Lassart Pouilly Fuisse

Dry White wine:  100% Chardonnay.  Aromas of fresh melon and a bouquet of honeysuckle and jasmine great the nose with a vibrant mineral background.  Sweet on the tongue, with liquid flavors of grapefruit, pear and a fresh delicate finish.