Off Topic: Macôn-Villages Chardonnay Cave de Lugny Bourgogne 2013 – $$
A hurriedly-chosen alternative to an NZ Chardonnay for tonight’s quaffing while watching NZ play the West Indies in the fourth Quarter Final of the Cricket World Cup on television.
This wine is produced by the co-op Cave de Lugny from the department of Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne.
Pale gold. 12.5%. A particularly nutty nose, specifically roasted pine-nuts, which obscures and somewhat defeats the delicate underlying golden fruit aromas.
This delicacy of nose translates to a light-bodied and straight style of Chardonnay, with restrained fruit, quite creamy to taste. Minerally too, especially on the finish. A reasonable citrus edge at the close as well.
And NZ won by 143 runs…