2015 Domaine Renaud Mâcon-Villages SKU #1254540

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Tasting Notes

Once in a great while you find wines from the Mâcon so good that tasting them blind you might think they're from a much higher (and more expensive) appellation - and this is such a wine. Domaine Renaud is a small operation, making Mâcon, Pouilly-Fuissé and St. Veran from 12 hectares of estate vineyards. Their cellar is modern, and they use upright ovals for many of the wines, and stainless for others. This value is a great alternative to California Chardonnay and an entry into white Burgundy.

Staff Reviews

  • Morgan Laurie
    By: Morgan Laurie
    8/11/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    This is by far one of the best values in white Burgundy I have seen! This is matured in stainless steel, so it retains a crisp, fresh, mineral-driven quality while still possessing ripe fruit on the nose and palate. With notes of stone fruit, lemon zest and crisp apples, this one is sure to be crowd-pleasing and work well with almost any palate. Perfect if you're tasked to bring a bottle of wine and you're unsure of what the crowds preferences are.
  • Andrew Stevens
    By: Andrew Stevens
    7/26/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    The Renaud wines continue to be among my favorite white Burgundies. This is because every year they seem to over deliver considering their price point. The 2015 Macon Villages has all the elements I like a good white Burgundy wine, fresh ripe orchard fruit, with plenty of minerality and driving acid. The richness of the vintage is really shown off here, however the ripeness is held in balance and matched against the freshness of the acid. Just a delightful bottle of wine that tastes a lot more serious than one would think.
  • John Majeski
    By: John Majeski
    5/31/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Finding a decent bottle of white Burgundy for under twenty-five dollars can be a wine lover's odyssey, but every now and then more often than not we strike gold, or in this case, pale gold, the color of this unassuming Chardonnay from tiny Domaine Renaud. A surprisingly ripe and luscious rendition, with abundant flavors of stone fruit, crisp apples and vibrant citrus, characterized by a gentle spine of acidity. Baked, almond encrusted halibut would be a wonderful match for this overachieving Chardonnnay.
  • Diana Turk
    By: Diana Turk
    10/4/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    Mineral-driven with great texture, this favorite overdelivers for the price. Hints of oak and peach satisfy California Chardonnay fans, while crisp, linear elegance will make Burgundy drinkers very happy.
  • Gary Norton
    By: Gary Norton
    6/18/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    Having a party and don't want to endeavor into the Domestic Chardonnay realm? Well, look no further. While it is on the riper end of the Burgundian spectrum, it's fantastic for the money. Fresh lemon, stone fruit and subtle mineral notes to cap it off. Really nice little wine.
  • Jim Barr
    By: Jim Barr
    5/10/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    The most current releases [2015] of the Macons from one of the finest, yet smaller producers of Chardonnay in that appellation have directly arrived, and their productions may be the best that we have imported to date. Distinctive aromas of white peach to Arkansas Black apple fruit, with a touch of slate to wet river stone minerality, all of which carries over to a lush, viscous mouthfeel. This is what we at K&L refer to as a great crossover Chardonnay for those of you who are hung-up on these creamy, rich domestic Chardonnays. It offers the best of both worlds and is thoroughly enjoyable on both ends. The Bean has asked me to bring home several cases of this lovely Gem. ***** 13.0% ABV *****
    Drink from 2016 to 2020

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