Robert-Degogent Macon-Villages “Les Sardines”- $32
Lutte Raisonee (Sustainable Farming)
The wines undergo a long, slow élévage in barrel that lasts anywhere from
fifteen to eighteen months.
They are bottled after two winters in barrel,
a treatment more common (yet still far from the norm) in the Côte d’Or,
and something that really sets them apart in the Mâconnais.
At a fraction of the price of the appellations of
Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet, to which they are often compared by
aficionados and critics alike, the wines of Robert-Denogent
offer tremendous value, wonderful richness, and impressive complexity.
Treated more like a fine White Burgundy from the Cote de Beaune,
the 2013 sees two winters in barrel and the resulting wine is a
seamless effort with bold notes of rich, tropical fruit,
toasted brioche, bright minerals and a whisper of dried apricots.