Saturday, August 30, 2014

Cave Saint Verny Cotes d'Auvergne Le Chardonnay, 2012

If you're looking for an alternative to the buttery, oaky New World Chardonnay, this wine is a good choice. A companion piece to Le Pinot Noir from Cave Saint Verny, this is a racy, unoaked wine that is inexpensive ($8 to $10) and a perfect match for pan fried whitefish.

Lemon is the dominant aroma and flavor, but I also find flowers, white peaches and green apples. Very bright and lively. I even get a hint of butter, but it is lemon butter. It's not a great wine but a good one that you're likely to come back to several times if you like bright, high acid Chardonnay, as I do.

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