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2014 Mâcon-Villages

Domaine Robert-Denogent

2014 Mâcon-Villages Domaine Robert-Denogent - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
There is a lot to get excited about here, especially for lovers of white Burgundy.

1) A new wine from the Roberts of Fuissé, who are the white-wine extension of Morgon’s “Gang of Four.”
2) A wine the Robert family plans to produce in quantity and that represents a great value.
3) The beautiful new label that sports a watercolor painting of sardines.

None of this would matter, of course, if the wine didn’t ooze with their savoir-faire and style: rich and opulent, with an intense minerality and a finish that just won’t quit—in short, a welcome addition to the sterling Robert-Denogent portfolio.

Dixon Brooke

$33.00
Vintage: 2014
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Chardonnay
Appellation: Mâcon-Villages
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Producer: Domaine Robert-Denogent
Winemaker: Jean-Jacques Robert
Vineyard: 40 years, 1 ha
Soil: Limestone
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée
Alcohol: 13.5%

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About Burgundy

In eastern central France, Burgundy is nestled between the wine regions of Champagne to the north, the Jura to the east, the Loire to the west, and the Rhône to the south. This is the terroir par excellence for producing world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

The southeast-facing hillside between Dijon in the north and Maranges in the south is known as the Côte d’Or or “golden slope.” The Côte d’Or comprises two main sections, both composed of limestone and clay soils: the Côte de Nuits in the northern sector, and the Côte de Beaune in the south. Both areas produce magnificent whites and reds, although the Côte de Beaune produces more white wine and the Côte de Nuits more red.

Chablis is Burgundy’s northern outpost, known for its flinty and age-worthy Chardonnays planted in Kimmeridgian limestone on an ancient seabed. Vézelay is a smaller area south of Chablis with similar qualities, although the limestone there is not Kimmeridgian.

To the south of the Côte de Beaune, the Côte Chalonnaise extends from Chagny on its northern end, down past Chalon-sur-Saône and encompasses the appellations of Bouzeron in the north, followed by Rully, Mercurey, Givry, and Montagny.

Directly south of the Chalonnaise begins the Côte Mâconnais, which extends south past Mâcon to the hamlets of Fuissé, Vinzelles, Chaintré, and Saint-Véran. The Mâconnais is prime Chardonnay country and contains an incredible diversity of soils.

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Let the brett nerds retire into protective bubbles, and whenever they thirst for wine it can be passed in to them through a sterile filter. Those of us on the outside can continue to enjoy complex, natural, living wines.

Inspiring Thirst, page 236

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