bouchard pere & fils Macon lugny St. pierre
LCBO No. 51573
The Mâconnais area marks the transition between the north and south of France. Here the vineyards are not lined up as on the Côte d’Or, but scattered about on craggy hills. Supple, fresh and full of flavour, the white wines have built the reputation of this land of the chardonnay grape. In the Mâconnais, the notion of Premier Cru does not exist, but the appellation Mâcon may be followed by the name of the village of origin, for example Mâcon- Lugny, coming exclusively from Lugny, noted for its roundness and unctuousness.
Depending on the profile of the vintage maturing for 6 to 7 months in 100% stainless steel vats.
Fresh nose offering a lovely bouquet of wildflowers. Pleasant, very perfumed and nicely rounded on the palate, this wine should be drunk in its youth in order to enjoy its freshness.
“Talk about delivering above price. This white Burgundy (a.k.a. chardonnay) is medium-bodied and silky, with tropical fruit and buttery nuances, tangy acidity and a subtly pleasant whiff of matchstick. Nice for cream of barley soup. Rating: 91/100.” ~ Beppi Crosariol, The Globe & Mail
“All the minerality possible in a fine white Burgundy chardonnay, wet limestone, flint, chert, with a lemony elegance. The flavours show crisp minerals and citrus essences, with a very dry stony lemon meringue pie finish. An ideal shellfish dish white!”
Food suggestion: Shrimp or scallop kebabs
~ Gord Stimmell, The Toronto Star