Christmas is soon upon us with all the joys that brings. There will be songs, presents and a lot of food! Here in Norway it's lamb, pork and cod that are the staples of Christmas dinner and they are all on the heavy side. In our podcast this week we talked about what kinds of wine you can drink with these dishes. But there will also be time to relax and enjoy the holidays. And if you want something delicious and easy to drink for that time, then this week’s wine is for you
Domaine de Crêts Macon Chardonnay L'echenault de Serre 2017! A name you will struggle to remember I'm sure. But don't let the long and difficult name discourage you, this is a fantastic wine. It's from Macon, so just south of the more famous white wine regions from Burgundy, but the quality is very similar. Macon wines have become favourites of ours the last few years as they keep making god, solid wines for a very good price.
This winery is collaboration between Francois Lequin and Mattieu Ponson, two already established wine makers. The wine yards are located in Ozenay close to Tournus.
Dom. des Crêts Mâcon-Chardonnay L'échenault de Serre 2017
Toast, lime and butter on the nose. Great structure and minerality which makes it feel very fresh in the mouth. You also get flavours like butter, lime and almonds when drinking and it has weight enough to be a great food wine.
You can definitely enjoy this on it's own. It's light and fresh enough to be a comfort wine. But this can also be great with food. Try it with Dover sole with lemon sauce. It will be fantastic.