Domaine Leflaive Macon-Verze 2005

img_3645.jpgThe AOC system of the Mâconnais is as pyramid-like as in the Côte d’Or. The majority of wines consists of Mâcon and Mâcon-Supérieure but true quality starts with Mâcon-Villages, the Pouilly appellations and St-Véran. In Verzé, one of the forty-three villages that can append their name to that of the appellation, the in Puligny-Montrachet based Domaine Lefaive runs a 9.4 hectare property consisting of 5 different vineyards. The same biodynamic principles and techniques as used in the Côte d’Or are applied in Verzé resulting in a wine that shows the Domaine’s reputation is well deserved. Light straw in the glass a clean and fresh nose displays lovely stonefruit aromas that lead to a crisp, lively, concentrated and well balanced palate with a lot of  lemony freshness at the finish. This whistle-clean Chardonnay offers stunning quality for a Mâcon-Villages and with prices just under $70 at Langton’s I would buy whatever I could now. 90 points.

Source: Negociants Australia  Price: $48  Drink: Now-2010+


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