The Lemonier family, of Domaine Sangouard-Guyot fame, made this terrific white burgundy with fruit from their family-owned chardonnay parcels in their home village of Vergisson. These vineyards are in the heart of Pouilly-Fuissé, the very best part of Burgundy’s Mâconnais region. The “Domaine Lemonier” label was created for their importer and already has a loyal following in our area. Aged in stainless-steel for 10 months, this is bursting with ripe fruit while displaying the minerality that makes Vergisson wines famous. Already delicious, it’s a wine that can easily age at least 5-6 years.
With pale lemon-pulp color, this has opulent aromas of honeysuckle, spiced pears, and orange zest. The generous palate suggests ripe peaches, bosc pears, Fuji apples, and citrus. The flavors are very rich and full, but never feel heavy or sweet on the finish because of abundant fresh rocky mineral energy that kicks in leading to a long zesty, spicy close. It’s hard to put down and brings you back for another taste and another glass. Enjoy it over the next five or six years with poultry in cream sauce or with seafood, from scallops to lobster.