Three tasty white wines
I am simultaneously researching several topics right now so to stay hydrated I have been drinking more white wine. One of the most screaming values out there is the 2013 Domaine Pierre Luneau-Papin, La Grange Vieilles Vignes, Muscadet Sevre & Maine. Get some friends together so you may drink this vibrant and chalky wine in one go. It is an honest wine at a great price. Roger Lassarat’s wines from 2014 appear to be quite good. The 2014 Roger Lassarat, Cuvee des Murgers, Pouilly-Fuisse was put on sale last week making it a solid choice for a crisp and modestly intense wine that will develop over the short-term. I should point out that the $15 Macon-Villages is a good buy as well. The 2013 Domaine Remi Jobard, Bourgogne Blanc certainly comes across as a classic Bourgogne blanc. I preferred it on the first night when there was more fruit intensity making this well-made wine complete. These wines are available at MacArthur Beverages.
2013 Domaine Pierre Luneau-Papin, La Grange Vieilles Vignes, Muscadet Sevre & Maine – $13
Imported by Louis/Dressner. This wine is 100% Muscadet sourced from 45+ year old vines that were aged sur lie for 7 months. Alcohol 12%. Best on the first night this wine is vibrant on the tongue with rounded flavors of white fruit and chalk before the dry finish. The wine remains fully integrated from start to finish. *** Now – 2016.
2014 Roger Lassarat, Cuvee des Murgers, Pouilly-Fuisse – $20
Imported by MacArthur Liquors. This wine is 100% Chardonnay sourced from vines on very chalky soils. Alcohol 13%. There was flinty white fruit on the nose. In the mouth was a rounded start with modest but good intensity. There was some attractive weight and texture in this wine that developed riper flavors with time. It ultimately delivered ripe, green fruit, chalk, and texture all the while maintaining crispness. **(*) Now – 2017.
2013 Domaine Remi Jobard, Bourgogne Blanc – $20
Imported by MacArthur Liquors. This wine is 100% Chardonnay. Alcohol 13%. There were slightly rounded yet tart white apple flavors, ripe texture, and spices on the gums. This wine was crisp and clean showing more fruit on the first night and more toast towards the finish on the second. Well made. ** Now – 2017.