Transparent pale gold color. Attractive if a bit simple, typical Chardonnay scent of green apples. Fresh and tart in flavor, green apple and bright, steely acidity. It continues clean, brisk and dry, adding a bit of nuance, subtle notes of “stony” minerality appearing as it crosses the palate. Not a highly complex wine, but it’s appealing and a good match with food. U.S. importer: Vintner Select, Mason, Ohio. (Sept. 1, 2016)
FOOD MATCH: A fine match with a summer salad of fresh garden tomatoes, iceberg lettuce, scallions and slivers of Parmigiano-Reggiano in a light vinaigrette. Of course it would be fine with Chardonnay’s usual companions, poultry or pork, rich shellfish, saltwater fish and aromatic cheeses.
WHEN TO DRINK: It’s perfectly good now, but in the first-rate 2014 vintage, even a modest generic Bourgogne Chardonnay like this might fare well with another year or two in a good cellar.
This food-friendly, balanced Chardonnay is a good value at my $15 local price.
Domaine de Mauperthuis has a small website in French at this location. There’s not much detail here, but you might enjoy a quick visit to meet wine makers Laurent and Marie Noelle and see a few pictures of their property.
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