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.
— a month ago
Really nice Beaujolais — a month ago
Crisp and delicious with gai yang and laap muu. — 25 days ago
Barnyardy funky juicy brambly — 2 months ago
An excellent Cremant. Tastes like Champagne but a third of the price. Nice yeasty notes. A great value. — 6 days ago
Lean and mean. Citrus and minerality abound. Acid, high. — a month ago
Deep, juicy and electric. Had this wine for the last 5 years and just love this vintage. — 18 days ago
Classic Pouilly. What a time to be in Paris! Sitting on the balcony of my AirBNB enjoying the sounds of the Marais. Today restaurant, cafés and museum restrictions begin to ease. That alone is making this wine taste good. I’ll add tasting notes tomorrow, when my palate isn’t clouded by the shear weight of the moment. — a month ago