The Sour Grape

The Society’s White Burgundy 2014

White Burgundy doesn’t have to be expensive as this classic Macon-Villages shows.

White Burgundy doesn’t have to be expensive as this classic Macon-Villages shows.

This great value un-oaked Chardonnay from southern Burgundy’s Macon region is something of a calling card for The Wine Society. Each year one of their wine experienced wine buyers travels down to the region to oversee the selection of wines and the overall blending process that goes into creating this classic icon of their range. Soft, pale lemon coloured in the glass, with fresh clean citrus/stone fruit aroma (lemon/grapefruit/nectarine), underpinned by cream and hint of green almond. On the palate there’s concentrated citrus and stone fruits enveloped in a complex Leesy texture and a long creamy finish. This is classic White Burgundy from the Macon, and one that stands up to the best producers I’ve tried. If you’re familiar with the wine styles of the region, then this is very much in the ‘Macon-Lugny’ wheelhouse.

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