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.
— 7 days ago
New to white burgundy. So far so good. Likey. — 3 months ago
$19 @ Macarthur. — 15 days ago
Joseph Burrier. Southern Burgundy. 12.5 % alcohol. My favorite. 3026. Chateau de Buregaard. — 2 months ago
Was lean and lithe at first and it wanted to give it up but held out on bursting out its butter notes until about 2/3 into the bottle then it was all I could possibly want from it. Got this for like $9 at auction as an afterthought. Absolutely delicious afterthought. — 3 months ago
Apple, lemon lime zest, spring flowers. Grippy, acidic finish. Don’t let it get too warm. Lovely Mâconnais white — 2 months ago
God vin, lett å drikke :-) — 2 months ago
Fantastic red wine. Easy and light on taste — 5 months ago