Sunday, March 29, 2009


The 2007 white Burgundies are due in the local market soon so they have discounted the unsold bottles from the 2006 vintage.

For several years Verget has been one of my favorite producers for good quality wine at a very fair price. The 2006 Verget Macon-Vergisson "La Roche" certainly falls into that category now that the price dropped from $24 to $19.

There is a fresh and fruity nose with some sweet, green apple notes, a tiny touch of butter, some citrus and a suggestion of oak.

The taste delivers the apples and a tiny bit of pineapple along with an overlay of butter. There is great acidity to the wine and a pleasantly dry finish after some good length. It is quite drinkable now but will last a few years.

They were offering tastings of the wine on Friday and after tasting it I purchased two bottles.

There is one bottle left as one was consumed with Friday night dinner. The main course was a skin on, boneless chicken breast half seared in a hot skillet and then transferred to an oven. The skillet was then used to braise a chopped up leek using white wine and chicken stock. The sauce was finished with a swirl of butter. The breast was served on a bed of the leeks with pine nuts scattered over the top. It was an outstanding pairing with the Macon.

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