Wine of the Day: Domaine Leflaive Macon-Verze 2012 9-1-16

Domaine Leflaive Macon-Verze, Burgundy 2012 750ML ($49.95) Buy Now: $39 special

Domaine Leflaive Macon-Verze, Burgundy 2012

Domaine Leflaive Macon-Verze, Burgundy 2012

The name Leflaive says it all. White Burgundy knows no better producer than Leflaive, which explains their astronomic prices, which is where the Macon-Verzé comes into play. Biodynamically-grown in the Maconnais, just south of the Côte d’Or, the wine is made at Domaine Leflaive in Puligny. Perfectly balanced Chardonnay, with nutty, buttery, classically Burgundian notes, plus the warmth of Macon’s southern latitude, all for under forty bucks. The 2012 vintage was superb, ripe and succulent. This is the best deal on white Burgundy in all of Vinopolis, and it’s ready to drink today, or tonight. – Daniel

Wine Spectator 89 Points “This pretty white, evoking floral, lime, white peach and mineral aromas and flavors, is elegant and vibrant, with a lingering aftertaste of ripe fruit and spice.”

Also, we just received Leflaive’s 2013 Macon-Verzé:

Domaine Leflaive Macon-Verze, Burgundy 2013 750ML ($49.95) Buy Now: $36 special

Jancis Robinson “Juice brought to Puligny. Hardly any oak. Vignoble enlarged from 2014 to include another 8 ha, to make a total of 20.5 ha. They have 24 ha in Côte d’Or. Fresh and clean but tricky after tasting Chevalier! Clean and very frank with good acidity.”