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2011 Chateau De Chamirey Mercurey Blanc

Retail: $39.99

$29.99

per bottle

Rating
90 Pts Wine Spectator

Color
White

Size
750 mL

ABV
13.5%

Closure Type
Cork

Vintage
2011

Varietal(s)
Chardonnay


Organic

BioDynamic

Collectable

Kosher

Sparkling

Dessert


Taste

apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla

Nose

apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla

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Wine Spectator:

"This white leans toward the sharp side, with lemon, yellow plum and apple flavors picking up accents of spice and mineral. Shows fine intensity and length. Drink now through 2020. 448 cases imported." Reviewed September 2015

Product Description:

"Lovely pale yellow colour, bright and clear. The nose develops some pastries ,notes, fresh butter and fruit pasts (peach, quince). Mineral. We have a tense palate, smooth and fresh. Nicely balanced." - Winery's Tasting Notes

Just when you thought there were no values left to be found in all of Burgundy, aha!

Between the Cote de Beaune and Maconnais, you find a treasure trove of beautiful Burgundies at bargain prices. Though the Cote Chalonnaise is known mostly for Pinot Noir, they produce a small amount of white wines. If you can find a Mercurey Blanc, you'll see just how beautiful these mineral-driven Chardonnays are, with notes of apple and citrus and always that crystalline stoniness underneath.

The 2011 Chateau de Chamirey Mercurey Blanc is one of those gorgeous Chardonnays. You can't ask for much more than this: minerality, citrus and orchard fruits, a hint of sweet spice...and ready to drink this spring.

That mineral character comes from the limestone-rich soils, the type of soils that give Burgundy its Burgundian character. Chateau de Chamirey has prime vineyards on such limestone-rich slopes. With southeast exposure, Chardonnay grapes enjoy the less intense morning sun, yielding wines that are freshly styled with beautiful fruit and bright acidity. Aging a small portion in new oak barrels gives this wine just a bit of sweet baking spice, which integrates harmoniously with the beautiful fruit. Enjoy this now and over the next few years with seafood and young cheeses.

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