2012 Chateau de Pierreclos, Macon-Pierreclos, Burgundy

Press and Tasting Notes

Floral nose with white peach aromas. Citrus on the palate with subtle minerality. Lemon zest with hints of vanilla lead way to a creamy texture with bright, balanced acidity. We love wines that have a long finish, and this delicious Macon has a finish that goes on forever. It pairs well with a white fish such as halibut, shellfish of any kind and c ... Read More »

A Merchant's Pick


Featured March 23, 2015

THE REVIEW

Here's something rare: a bargain in Burgundy. Hail and small production has not been kind to Burgundy prices in the past two years. But a mere 2 hectares and idyllic hilly slopes in the village of Pierreclos is all you need to produce a great value Chardonnay. Today, we've uncovered some of the best value Burgundy from the Macon that somehow has remained elusive to the masses.
    Pierreclos is one of 26 villages in the Macon which has the privilege of using its name on the label. Prestigious indeed, Pierrelcos may be one of the smaller but higher quality Chardonnay producing areas within the Macon.
    If you are Burgundy fans, this is an excellent everyday white for your cellar. If you are a California fan and have always been intrigued by Burgundy, this is a great segue in these amazing wines.
    Floral nose with white peach aromas. Citrus on the palate with subtle minerality. Lemon zest with hints of vanilla lead way to a creamy texture with bright, balanced acidity. We love wines that have a long finish, and this delicious Macon has a finish that goes on forever. It pairs well with a white fish such as halibut, shellfish of any kind and chicken with a rich sauce.Read More »

Varietal

Chardonnay

Chardonnay is the most popular white wine grape grown throughout the world.  The most prized Chardonnay growing regions are Burgundy, Champagne and California.  The Chardonnays of Burgundy tend to produce dry, elegant w ... Read More »

Region

Burgundy

Wine has been made in Burgundy for over 2,000 years.  The monks were responsible for first identifying specific plots of lands as superior to others; this heirarchy later became the basis for the region’s classification ... Read More »