2011 Cornin Macon Chaintre
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The nose of this wine offers an exotic mixture of minerals and citrus butter, green apple and white flowers, while the flavors coat the palate with luscious ripe pear from the great 2011 vintage. This wine is both a beauty and a bargain.
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When most people think of great Chardonnay their first thought sometimes involves white Burgundy, but very rarely does it involve Macon. Macon is a lesser known, under appreciated section at the southern tip of the greatest Chardonnay growing region on Earth. Many savvy wine drinkers only know it for inexpensive, simple everyday versions of this remarkable grape. Yet, in the right hands, Chardonnay from Macon can be transformative, magical, and amazingly complex. Two such sets of hands belong to the Cornin brothers, Dominique and Romain, who produce some truly magical white wines at their 25-acre estate near the village of Chaintré. Their motto is "two men and a horse." The brothers and their trusty draft horse, Coccinelle, literally work the soil with no chemicals, natural fertilizers (thanks to the horse), and a minimalist approach to farming and winemaking. - Jeff Prather
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