Seattle Wine Blog

This blog is dedicated to commentary on all aspects of wine, especially short entries to help you find the best wines without the usual hype and spin. These are my frank, independent opinions, usually based on tasting wine at a public event, off the shelf or at the winery. "All creative acts must arise out of a specific soil and flicker with a spirit of place" -D.H. Lawrence

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Wine Of The Week - 2004 Jadot Macon-Villages

This is a rare opportunity to buy French white burgundy from an excellent shipper at a reasonable price at the supermarket. The 2004 Jadot Macon-Villages(Jah-doh Mah-cone Vil-ahge) is made from Chardonnay, but if you are used to California Chardonnay you would never guess it. Macon-Villages comes from the Macon area just south of the Cotes D'Or Burgundy region. I have always loved these wines even more than many higher priced wines from Meursault, Chassagne Montrachet and Puligny Montrachet to the north. The wines are flinty and dry and at their best have a wonderful minerality. This one is dry, slightly tart and crisp, tasting mildly of green apples with the slightest hint of lemon. This is definitely a food wine and will go great with fish and seafood, not really a wine to sip as a cocktail. We had it with Thai food. Great for those cracked crab dinners, grilled shrimp, oysters, any fish dish. This wine is widely available at most supermarkets and, I think, the state liquor stores about($10- $15)

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