Tue 24 Jun 2008
The Burrier family has been in the wine business in “southern” Burgundy — the Mâcon, Pouilly-Fuissé — for 500 years. They have owned Chateau de Beauregard since 1883. The domaine has about 36 hectares of vineyards — that’s about 92.5 acres — including 3 hectares, some 7.6 acres, in Saint-Véran. For our Wine of the Week, we turn to the Chateau de Beauregard “Classique” Saint-Véran 2005, a lovely expression of the chardonnay grape from a great year. This is both bone-dry and ripe, bolstered by firm minerality, in the form of chalk and limestone, and crackling acid yet juicy and delicious in its roasted lemon-lemon balm flavors etched with the whimsy of jasmine. The texture is muscular yet almost lush in its appeal. Drink through the end of 2009. Very good+. About $22 to $25.
Imported by Ex Cellars, Solvang, Ca.