white Burgundy, France, “ALC. 11% TO 14% BY VOL”
$11 at the Berkeley, CA, store on 15 Nov. This was in that batch of Burgundies that, to my knowledge, only a few CA stores received. It’s probably not available at any GO now.
The wine has a yummy nose of ripe yellow apple and pineapple, with much more of the same on the palate. The yellow apple and pineapple is balanced by acid of ripe lemon and a trace of green apple, and a flinty minerality. While quite forceful, the wine is also nicely subtle and nuanced, more complex I feel than I’m able to describe with a list of flavors. Although it’s not the most amazing white Burgundy I’ve ever tasted, and I’d even say the 2006 Michaud Chardonnay is a slightly better wine (and a dollar less), this wine is delicious, very distinctively white Burgundy, and very good for the money.
The next day, the rest of the wine, kept with the cork in the bottle in the fridge, is still delicious. While not as “subtle and nuanced,” the fruit is more ripe and still nicely balanced. Do let your glass warm up a bit from fridge temperature.