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Trouillet Lebeau, Pouilly-Vinzelles “Les Quarts” Mâconnais, Burgundy, France 2018 (750mL)
This lush yet classically structured white Burgundy confirms that the Mâconnais can be a dinnertime centerpiece alongside blockbusters like Meursault, Puligny, and Chassagne. Except, this will cost you less than $40, all while coming from (1) a respected century-old domaine and (2) one of the best climats in Pouilly-Vinzelles. So, no, this bottle isn’t a case of “settling” for something affordable—it’s a case of essentially doubling your money because the market hasn’t caught up to reality. Here’s your chance to have genuinely great white Burgundy, every night of the week!
It pours a shimmering yellow with flecks of silver, and the nose roars out of the glass with white peach, ripe apricot, Meyer lemon, crisp red apple skin, green melon flesh, powdery white florals, pulverized limestone, and a discreet touch of oak spice. The accessible and fruit-powered 2018 vintage lends some serious weight to the palate, but a refreshing cut of acid and taut mineral presence gestures toward Chassagne in its persistence and cut. A weeknight fish dish like panfried trout with almonds is the perfect accompaniment to this sneakily complex everyday-priced marvel.
- RegionMâconnais, Burgundy
- OakFrench Barrels, 30% New
- Temp.Serve at 50° F
- GlasswareBurgundy Stem
- PairingPan-Fried Trout Amandine
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