About This Wine
Ready for a different style of Chardonnay?
Different, that is, if you’ve grown accustomed to the rich, buttery, oak-tinged renditions from California. Here’s a stylish wine from the Burgundy region of France — where Chardonnay is the white wine king — that emphasizes substance over style.
By substance, we mean the influences of the land, the climate and the vineyard oversight, as opposed to the cellar tools that are at a vintner’s disposal. At Caves de Lugny, a cooperative with well over 200 contributing farmers, there is no aging in new oak barrels. Instead, stainless steel tanks and neutral barrels are utilized, and the finished wine is extremely food-friendly.
The Macon growing area is in the southern sector of Burgundy, and Lugny is one of the villages that, by French custom, may attach its name to the appellation. While some red wines are made, this is a Chardonnay hub — a special place for those who enjoy special wines.
Relatively easy to grow in a variety of locations. Consistently produces some of the world's great white wines. Complex, full, rich and fruity with soft edges and moderate acidity. Offers rich and intense fruit flavors of apple, fig, melon, pear, peach, pineapple, along with creamy yeast spice, honey, butter and hazelnut flavors.
- Grape Composition:100% Chardonnay
- Grape Source:Macon-Lugny Area of France’s Burgundy Region
- Aromas & Flavors:Grapefruit, Melon, Apricot, Spice, Cream, Honey and a Hint of Minerality
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing Suggestionroasted chicken with herbs, or pan-fried trout.
Old World Rosemary Chicken With Chardonnay This recipe comes from our friends at Belvedere Vineyards & Winery in the Sonoma County town of Healdsburg. It matches wonderfully with Chardonnay, and we've enjoyed it with Chenin Blanc as well. Use it as the main entree for a special meal, or any meal. Get The Recipe
Portuguese Style Roasted Pork Rare is the recipe that matches equally well with red wines and white wines. This is such a recipe. We came across it while doing research on the wines that will be included in an upcoming club shipment from The World of Wines -featuring the wines of Portugal. The recipe makes 6 servings. And if you'd like to learn more about The World of Wine, click on the Get The Recipe
Roasted Garlic Scampi With Minced Prosciutto If you're a white wine drinker, here's another recipe that gets its flavor, in part, from garlic: Roasted Garlic Scampi With Minced Prosciutto. Begin by roasting some garlic in foil with olive oil for about an hour, and set it aside. Dice a quarter-cup of Prosciutto and saute with four tablespoons of olive oil and some minced shallots for about 15... Get The Recipe