Mâconnais, Burgundy

Marcel Couturier

La Cour des Bois Saint-Véran Chardonnay 2015

Marcel Couturier, La Cour des Bois, Saint-Véran AOC, Vintage 2015, ABV 13%.

This is a Chardonnay from the Saint-Véran appellation in the Mâconnais region of Burgundy, France 🇫🇷

Mâconnais is generally known for its richer, fuller-bodied Chardonnay expressions, in part due to its more southerly positioning in Burgundy and its warmer temperatures; this wine is an excellent example. 💕💕💕

This wine was produced using older French oak barrels, softening the edges of the orchard and stone fruit characteristics and imparting complexity. A little exposure to oxygen happens naturally when fermenting or aging wine in oak barrels and this exposure may be responsible for the beautiful golden hue I see in the glass, along with time spent in the bottle. 🌞

👃 On the nose this wine has a medium intensity of developing aromas. The aromas include primary notes of tart peach, apricot, yellow apple, lemon rind, also chamomile, orange flower, white blossom, flint and wet stone, also secondary notes of toast, cream, brioche, delicate vanilla and baking spices, and tertiary notes of caramel, butterscotch, and honey. 🍐 🍑 🍎 🍋

👄 On the palate this wine is dry. It has medium(+) acidity, a medium(+) body, medium alcohol, medium intensity in flavors consistent with the nose and a medium finish.

I love the weigh, richness, and complexity of this wine, which we bought at @france_44 recently.

We have paired this wine with sautéed shrimp, roasted veggies, and jasmine rice. It’s a lovely pairing, but I suspect this wine could stand up to an even richer meal or white meat.
— 4 days ago

with Deked1
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Joseph Verdier

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Louis Jadot

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Pop and pour. Yum. **Much** better than the 17 imo. On the nose: mineral, lemon peel, soft vanilla, smoke; excellent perfume On the palate: fantastic acidity, lemon vanilla cream, but solid minerality to back things up. Clean, tangy finish. Excellent. — 8 days ago

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Blason de Bourgogne

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Domaine Trouillet

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Elegant and well balanced. Mango, melon, and subtle vanilla notes. Very good! — 9 days ago

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Medelfyllig med friskt lite svalare uttryck. Gul frukt, citronolja, något nötig med lätt touch av smör. Ganska återhållsam för regionen. Prisvärd! — 13 days ago

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Maison Emmanuel Giboulot

Terres Macônnaises Mâcon-Villages Pinot Noir 2017

Magnificent junction between Burgundy and Beaujolais, with this light red, floral, red fruits, gamay (?) that pinote splendidly. Bright acidity, finely persistent tannins; perfectly the type of wine that my palate loves.

Magnifique croisement entre Bourgogne et Beaujolais, avec ce rouge léger, floral, fruits rouges, gamay (?) qui pinote assurément. Acidité vives, tanins finement persistants; parfaitement le type de vin dont mon palais raffole.
— 18 days ago

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Domaine Jacques et Nathalie Saumaize

Montbrison Mâcon-Bussières Chardonnay 2018


I loved it. Some nice sharp acid, but then melon and softness from some oak. Salinity, particularly on the nose. Really enjoyed it. Balanced. Liz not quite as much, but did like it. — 12 days ago

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Catherine et Pascal Rollet

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2017. Reminded us of France! Well balanced. Good mouth feel. Both liked. Cellar 13 $29.99 — 5 days ago