Domaine du Mont Épin, Viré-Clessé Breillonde 2015, Burgundy, France
Tasting Note: One of the joys of white Burgundy is that it doesn’t often seek to be the most interesting guest at your dinner table, and that’s its strength in this bottle as well.
Pale-intensity lemon in color, this wine has a medium-intensity nose of granny-smith apple, white nectarine, quince, just-ripened pineapple and blossom.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied chardonnay has soft, medium-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and completing with a somewhat-floral, medium finish.
The wine has some notes of midpalate complexity with an understated fruit quality that is a welcome antidote to warm-weather chardonnay.
Bottle Note: In Burgundy, in Clessé, the Domaine du Mont Épin extends on 13 hectares of vines, located on the clayey limestone slopes and planted exclusively in chardonnay. These beautiful soils are revealed through the meticulous, rigorous and passionate work of Richard and Stéphane Martin. The result is great white wines, with subtle balance between the floral notes, minerality, and fruity notes. With signature freshness, we appreciate the roundness, harmony and elegance of this great Burgundy wine.
Price: $25 (I paid $24)
Importer: Free Run LLC, Seattle, Washington
Tasting Date: July 17, 2020