2007 Joseph Drouhin Macon Villages Blanc
Tasted: 03 Mar 2009 / Cost When Tasted: $12
Reviewed By: Mike Supple
Type: Dry White Wine
Region: Macon Villages, Maconnais, Burgundy, France
Thoughts: Crisp and clean, this is a wine that will make you wish spring would hurry up and get here. A fantastic wine to drink while you're deciding what to make for dinner, but it has enough body to stand up to creamy fish dishes, roast chicken and even pork (see more on pairing food & wine here). Over delivering for the price, this is a great ringer to pull out if you know you have a white Burgundy fan coming over. This vintage was just released, so if you don't see it yet in your local store, keep looking.
Drouhin offers a fantastic line of wines from the standard Bourgogne Rouge and Blanc up to some of the best Grand Crus produced. They generally over deliver at all price points, but the '07 Macon Village is truly an impressive value. It's cheaper than wines from neighboring Pouilly Fuissé, but this one retains a great mineral quality to the fruit. Drink it now and any time over the next 3-4 years.
Food Suggestions: Cream sauces, white fish, salmon, chicken, pork
Drink Timeline: 2009 - 2012