2017 Domaine Bruno Lorenzon Mercurey Blanc 1er Cru "Pièce 15" (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1433587 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A cuvée produced from 15 small, old-vine parcels growing on calcium-rich soils that Lorenzon considers his finest plots, the 2017 Mercurey 1er Cru Pièce 15 is an extraordinary wine that I'm certain would perform very well in a blind tasting of grand cru whites from Puligny-Montrachet and Aloxe-Corton. Wafting from the glass with a beautiful bouquet of lemon and mandarin oil, wheat toast, crisp green orchard fruit and subtle hints of confit citrus, the wine is full-bodied, deep and layered, with a seamlessly multidimensional core, striking concentration without weight and a long, precise finish. It's a brilliant bottling that smashes the glass ceilings that have so long been imposed on the Côte Chalonnaise's whites. Bruno Lorenzon's exceptional wines continue to expand the parameters of the possible in the Côte Chalonnaise, shattering the glass ceiling that's typically imposed upon the wines of Mercurey. His 2017 portfolio is a worthy successor to his 2016 collection, delivering whites of breathtaking purity that stand out for their weightless concentration and reds that display the effortlessness that only comes with a top winemaker at the peak of his powers. As I wrote last year, Lorenzon's vines are trained higher than his neighbors' and farmed organically--something that's still very rare in this appellation. Yields are routinely a mere fraction of his neighbors'. And in the cellar, attention is paid to every detail to safeguard the wines' finesse and precision. (WK)  (7/2019)

94 points Decanter

 Pièce XV is a vineyard selection of Bruno Lorenzon's best Chardonnay grapes, most of them densely planted in Champs Martin. It's a brilliant white made from very low yields - stony and fresh, it has mineral and tangerine notes with deftly integrated oak. Drinking Window 2020 - 2026. (TA)  (10/2018)


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Varietal:

Chardonnay

- It's hard to believe that up until about 30 years ago, this extremely popular varietal hid behind the veil of geographical names like Chablis and Puligny-Montrachet. Now grown all over the world and bottled by its varietal name, Chardonnay has achieved a level of branding unlike any other wine. Surprisingly, though, what you get when you buy Chardonnay can differ greatly from country to country and even within one country, depending on the climate where it's grown and how it is vinified and aged. From fresh, crisp and minerally with apple and lemon notes to rich and buttery with tropical fruit overtones, Chardonnay runs the gamut. In France's Burgundy, Chardonnay is the source of the prized wines of Chablis, Corton-Charlemagne, Mâcon, Meursault and Montrachet. It also the foundation of exceptional Champagne, where it is blended with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier or vinified on its own into Blanc de Blancs. It is also extremely popular in California, and is gaining popularity in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain and South Africa.
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France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
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Burgundy

- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.