In glorious warm weather like this, if you’re going to drink a Chardonnay, make it something crisp and minerally like this fine Macon. The fruit carries hints of celery seed, anise and melon. Lithe and elegant, this Maconnais Chardonnay isn’t weighed down with oak. The price is right too, from this undervalued region.
The Larochette Manciat — Macon (Burgundy) 2009 (Los Angeles Times/MCT)
Drink it with a classic bruschetta ― inch-thick toasted country bread rubbed with a garlic clove and drowned in extra virgin olive oil. It’s wonderful with seared scallops too. Or grilled fish stuffed with wild fennel and herbs.
● Region: Burgundy
● Price: About $15
● Style: Crisp and minerally
What it goes with: Bruschetta, grilled fish, seared scallops
By S. Irene Virbila
(Los Angeles Times)
(McClatchy-Tribune Information Services)