Grapelive: Wine of the Day February 25, 2016

2014SaraziniereMacon2014 Domaine de la Saraziniere, Macon-Bussieres, Le Pavillon, White Burgundy, France.
Here’s another beautiful 2014 Maconnais Chardonnay that you should really stock up on, it is really pure and flavorful with classic limestone influence from Domaine de la Saraziniere, a producer new to me, but one I plan on keeping track of. Imported by Joli Vin Imports, the natural and mineral driven Le Pavillon Macon-Bussieres drinks wonderfully well and more like a Premier Cru white Burgundy that you’d imagine from wine of this price class, it’s vivid, vibrant and texturally pleasing, showing it’s terroir and gentile handing from vine to bottle. The 2014 Saraziniere Macon Bussieres starts with mineral tones, salty chalk and white flowers with clear lime and kiwi leading to a lemony palate with apple and white peach fruits with hints of clove spice, leesy smoke, hazelnut and steely wet stones. Lingering tart pear, orange blossom and fresh acidity make this wine stand out, and while filled with zest and energy this crisp Chardonnay fills out in the mouth and has balanced density. The Domaine de la Saraziniere Macon-Bussieres Le Pavillon is impressive and graceful, without question a steal at this price, this stuff will be a huge hit with the wine bar and bistro set, great to sip and better with cuisine, drink up!
($20 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive