Wines of France

Verget, Macon Villages, “Grand Elevage” 2006 There’s a mix of minerality and doughy notes in the nose while the mouth is steely with a bit of slipperiness coating the tongue, adding richness to the austerity. From Jean-Marie Guffen, whose Chardonnays have been a consistent spot-on value in notes back to the 2003 vintage. Vinifie et mis en bouteilles in Sologny. 13% $11.49 at Bottle Barn Verget

Lucien Albrecht , Alsace, Gewurztraminer, Reserve 2007 Open up a new bar of soap and here you are with immense perfume in the nose. There’s a bit of RS adding to a soft acid profile where the tropical fruits are alive. This wine cries out for a salty chunk of ham or a freshly made tarte flambe. Winemaker and proprietor Jean Albrecht. Bottled in Orschwihr 13% $16.49 at Bottle Barn Albrecht

About Ray

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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