Stony White Burgundy

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

For white Burgundy lovers, the center of the universe consists of three towns along the side of a hill: Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, and Chassagne-Montrachet. We won’t dispute their significance or uniqueness, but we’re always glad to find good examples elsewhere. From Chablis to Pouilly-Fuissé to Santenay, delicious white Burgundy can be had from many sources.

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One such recent discovery is the Domaine Mouton in Givry. The town of Givry produces nearly 80% red wine, but we’ve had good luck with their whites. We stumbled across Mouton last spring, and have since been delighted with this young winemaker’s product.

Mr. Mouton’s 2010 Givry blanc is really delightful. It shows stony, dry lemon fruit and flinty, licorice notes. White Givry can age well, but this wine, particularly with half an hour to open up, is delicious today.

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MOUTON GIVRY BLANC 2010
Ansonia Retail: $24
offer price: $18.95

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