Domaine Faiveley Mercurey Clos Rochette

Mercurey is a lesser commune of Burgundy, but its best wines can represent great value. Faiveley has been doing impressive things here in recent years, and you’ve read about my admiration of Clos des Myglands pinot noir here before. I’ve recently discovered its chardonnay partner, another clos of early-drinking appeal. If you’re looking for a reliable white Burgundy at a weekday price, this is a pretty good place to start. There’s an alluring immediacy to its generous style of white peach and fig, pulled in neatly on the finish by well-balanced acidity and fine, chalk mineral structure.