Sunday, August 30, 2015

Mâcon-Verzé 2010, Domaines Leflaive


It took some research to find that Domaines Leflaive refers to the Maconnais wines produced by Domaine Leflaive in Puligny. For fans of the domaine which pioneered bio-dynamic viticulture, it was a tragic loss to hear that Anne-Claude Leflaive passed away in April at the age of 59. As a wine-maker, like an artist, your work lives on. And it was a real pleasure to taste this Mâcon 2010 from Domaines Leflaive in excellent company at the Devil's Thumb Ranch in Grand County, Colorado. The view from the restaurant across the valley to the Devil's Thumb mountain is spectacular. As was the wine list. This Mâcon-Verzé 2010 was a perfect companion for a cucumber gaspacho, local wild river trout and striped bass. An opulent nose of lemon sponge, leeks in cream sauce and apricot. Round and succulent on the palate, with the white peach dominating the minerality. Likely would have had extra freshness last year but has aged gracefully. Scores 23/30 for a Macon-Villages.  

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