“Anything but Chardonnay!” For the longest time (and
I have to admit even today to an extent) this quote speaks to my white wine
preferences. That is unless I am viewing
a wine list and can select the Chardonnay.
Most often when I’m in a situation where the wine choices are limited it
seems Chardonnay is the white wine option and it typically is a CA Chardonnay
which generally are aged in new oak and are too toasted for my taste. However,
thankfully, I’ve learned in time to not judge the varietal by the way it is
Today’s Wine Wednesday feature is a White
Burgundy, the 2012 Jean Claude Debeaune Macon-Villages Domaine Lenoir. The
primary white varietal in the Burgundy region of France is Chardonnay. This
particular wine comes from the Maconnais area of Burgundy. The Chardonnay or White Burgundy from this area is typically “unoaked”, so if you shy away from
Chardonnay because of oak, you may want to try this wine.
On the nose, pear and tropical fruit. On the
palate, a pleasant minerality and crisp clean finish with notes of citrus.
Pair this wine with Chicken and Dumplings or
Seafood Penne Alfredo. Click the links below to print or save the recipe paring