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Nicolas Potel Mâcon-Villages Blanc 2013

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A VERY NICE White Burgundy that’s an absolute BARGAIN.

Producer/Winery: Maison Nicolas Potel; Côte d’Or, France.

Grape Variety: Chardonnay.

Geographic Appellation: Macon-Villages; Burgundy, France.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $12.60 (With a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Thai chicken with peanut sauce, basmati rice and oven roasted brussels sprouts.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before drinking. Clear, golden color. Ripe pear and apple aromas with just a whiff of spring floral. Silky mouth-feel with abundant apple flavors. A long chalky mineral finish that leads to an extended dry mineral aftertaste. At only $12.60 this was a superb value white Burgundy. Clean, distinct flavors, great mineral, light oak and a acidity that’s slightly crisp and refreshing. It paired well with the dinner and was fantastic drinking alone after the dinner. A VERY NICE White Burgundy that’s an absolute BARGAIN.

    She said: Clear, golden yellow color. Such a good wine at this price is hard-to-find! With its delicate fruity flavor and mouth filling fruit taste, the wine was an excellent choice for the mild Thai chicken. The mouth-feel was dry, medium bodied, slightly creamy and ever so smooth and delicious. The finish was long and flavorful, ending with a touch of tartness. At $12.60 this is a great bargain especially if you don’t want an abundance of oak, vanilla or buttery flavors. A lovely Chardonnay that would pair well with many dinners or enjoyable alone as a sipping wine.

Nicolas Potel vineyard in Burgundy, France

Comments: Learn more about the Nicolas Potel wines.

Alcohol Content: 12.5%

UPC Code: 0 89475 31101 9

Imported by: Wines U; Eddystone, Pennsylvania..

Photo from Nicolas Potel.