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Didier Montchovet Hautes-Cotes-de-Beaune Blanc 2018Legit white Burgundy

Didier Montchovet Hautes-Cotes-de-Beaune Blanc 2018 Legit white Burgundy - Crunchy Red Fruit
$34.00 750mL

What I love about this wine is that it tastes like village-level Burgundy. To get decent level village wines, say from Pommard, Meursault or Chambolle-Musigny, you're going to be easily paying upwards of $80 a bottle. When I experienced the firm texture, tight acidity and gorgeous tree fruit of this bottling, I thought I was drinking something more expensive.

This 2018 Hautes Côtes de Beaune Blanc from Montchovet is an example of what makes white Burgundy so thrilling. It leads with a nose of quince, golden pear and yellow apple: Not underripe or overripe, they're perfectly fresh off the tree. Fresh hay, white tea and petrichor follow. On the palate this wine snaps like a bite of cold celery, savory and sweet flavors contending for attention on your tongue. It finishes tart but satisfying, with a lasting mineral texture.

  • Blend100% Chardonnay
  • CountryFrance
  • RegionBurgundy
  • AppellationHautes Cotes de Beaune
  • Alcohol12.5%