Every March, we feature one of our favorite white Burgundies as we move away from the cooler winter months into Spring. During this time, there is a natural tendency to enjoy lighter fare such as fish, chicken, salads and fresh vegetables and not the heavier cuisine of winter.
This year we are proud to feature one of Burgundy's top five producers, Dominique Lafon. While known for his world class Meursault, he is literally crushing the competition in the Macon with his terroir driven wines. Using the same vinification techniques used in his Meursault, his Macon Chardonnay is without a doubt one of the greatest value white wines coming out of Burgundy today. Dominique's Macon-Milly-Lamartine offers up tremendous quality and a lot of charm. The aromatic nose is a blend of apple, oranges, roasted nut and crisp minerality. A wonderful finish of citrus peel offers bright acidity with lovely focus and length.
While recently enjoying this wine over dinner with friends, a few commented on its quality. Some even noted it tasted "expensive." Needless to say that once they heard the price, they all found their Spring and Summer white. Enjoy!