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2014 Olivier Merlin Macon La Roche Vineuse Blanc

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Rating
90 Pts Wine Spectator

Color
White

Size
750 mL

ABV
13.0%

Closure Type
Cork

Vintage
2014

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:

" A rich, spicy style, with a core of apple and melon flavors. Almost creamy in texture, presenting a lingering, juicy finish of spice and chalky, mineral accents. Drink now through 2018. 1,100 cases made. "

Product Description:

"Beautiful pale gold colour. Highly-fruited nose on the theme of exotic fruits. In the mouth, the minerality of its terroir is fully expressed. Good balance between alcohol and acidity. A refreshing wine to be drunk young." -Winery

"Olivier Merlin is considered one of the most important producers in the Maconnais in southern Burgundy. So much so that the prolific winemaker Dominique Lafon sought him out to partner together to recreate the epic estate Chateau des Quarts in Pouilly-Fuissé. The wine may not be Puligny-Montrachet, or Meursault, but this little Macon blanc is a great expression of Olivier's mineral laden vineyards. The soil is quaternary limestone-clay soil (Middle Bathonian). Direct pressing of whole crop and very gentle settling. 85% undergoes alcoholic fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats and 15% in oak barrels. 100% malolactic fermentation. Bottling follows 18 month' elevage and light filtration. No finings. Average yield is 60hl/ha." - Importer

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