Every once in a while, if you taste a lot of wines, you find some value surprises. From Burgundy, this is especially hard to do, but today I have an offer that fits just the bill. In addition, I have some in the store to taste and at least a case of each to sell.
Now, value Burgundy will never present quite the full length and finesse of the Premier and Grand Crus wines, but they can offer plentiful drinking enjoyment nevertheless. Each of these wines, leaning more to finesse than power, are definitely wines worth stocking up on a little for the holidays.
Nicolas Potel Macon-Villages (normally $17, offered for $14) – This “little” Chardonnay has a deliciously classic white Burgundy nose with pear and green apple and hints of buttered herbs. There is elegance and finesse to this wine.
Nicolas Potel Coteaux Bourguignons (normally $18, offered for $15) – A delicious Pinot Noir based wine to pair with the Macon. Nice hints of fresh forest floor blend with the red fruit notes and fine tannins on the finish.
Abbeycourt Cotes du Rhone (normally $16, for a short time $11) – If you like crisp reds with the depth of Flavor of Southern France but a brightness to pair with food, this is a wine I would back up the truck on.
I have a case of each of these in the store and bottles open to taste this weekend.