Editor's Note: While I was digging in my cellar, looking for a candidate for "Thursday's Bottle," Phil Carpenter whipped up a new review of yet another of his recent discoveries. Go Phil! Montagny 1er Cru 'Les Millières' 2009 Cave des Vignerons de Buxy
Found this 1er at the local wine shop. It's quite the nice bang for the buck — er, I mean pound. Got it for L10 (approximately $15 US), brought it home, and put it in the fridge.
This wine is made by a co-op named Cave des Vignerons de Buxy.
Located in Cote Chalonnaise, this co-op has been around for more than 80 years, and includes 270 members, or 120 families. The co-op carried out everything from vineyard care to running its bottling line.
I had some difficulty finding more information about the vineyard, Les Millières. But its location is Montagny, on the southern part of Cote Chalonnaise.
Tasting notes: Crisp apple, honeycomb, hazelnut, pear, white flowers and perfume. It's crisp on mid-palate, but has a nice roundness to the finish. Consistent palate, but with some ripe pineapple to go with wet stones as the finish nears. Very nice little white.
The wine shop stated this wine was aged completely in stainless steel, but I swear I got some sweet oak on the nose and finish …
(Editor, again: Read Phil's first wine adventure for "Thursday's Bottle," published here on Oct. 17) www.centralcoastwinepress.com