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Mâcon-Verzé 2010, Nicolas Maillet ($22.95, 11634691)
100% organically farmed Chardonnay from 45-year-old vines. Nine-month temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel and using native yeasts. Followed by malolactic fermentation and maturation in neutral barrels. Bottled in mid-July of last year.

Lovely, outgoing nose: light candied lemon, pear, chalk and a delicate, almost floral turpentine note. A dazzling balance of fruit, minerals and electrifying acidity. Not incredibly deep but so intense you hardly notice. A hint of brininess adds tang to the clean finish. Remarkably pure and delicious.

This is reportedly part of today’s Cellier release though you’ll find no mention of it in the magazine or the Cellier section of SAQ.com.

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Written by carswell

May 24, 2012 at 14:34

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