Friday, June 27, 2008

2006 Cave de Lugny Macon-Villages "Les Florieres"

The appellations of Mâcon are the southernmost in Burgundy and are notable for inexpensive white chardonnays, which in my experience are soft and luscious - stylistic opposites to the crisp, steely chardonnay from Chablis. I've had some success (1,2) as of late with some random Mâcon buying, but neither of those compared to this little gem:

The 2006 Cave de Lugny Mâcon-Villages "Les Florières" was very complex on the nose - lemon cream, vanilla, juicy apples, wildflowers, pears and wet ferns. Minerally pears on the palate, it was flavourful, poised and refreshing - a great match for a simple shrimp pasta. Amazing quality for this price point.
cork. 13.5% alcohol
Score: 17/20
Price: C$16.05 (SAQ)


Marcus said...

Joe - I'm glad you've found success trying your luck on the Mâcon whites. I've found it a total crap shoot -- Blason de Bourgogne was a waste of money last time I tried it (the 2005s I think) but Domaine Fichet rocked my world for only a couple bucks more. Adding risk is the range of styles out there for Mâcons at the SAQ, oaky to minerally to new world fruity and back.

Facebooking it yet?

Joe said...

Hi Marcus, great to hear from you (we need to crack open a few more bottles, my house this time). As for the range of styles, I am ok with new world fruity in this price range as long as I have the right pairing - if it weren't for the minerality I would have dismissed this one. Nope, not Facebooking - yet...

Joe said...

Hey Marcus - I almost bought that Blason today, but a voice in my head said no - that was your voice! Thanks for the warning, cheers.