2018 Cave De Lugny Macon-Lugny Chardonnay Les Charmes
2018 Cave De Lugny Macon-Lugny Chardonnay Les Charmes This 2018 wine is clear and shiny golden yellow. The nose is intense and vivid with aromas of exotic fruits, crystallized pineapple, with hint of grapefruit and gun-flint notes. It has a medium-body palette, supple and packed with fruits, concentrated with an elegant intensity, and a mineral thirst quenching finish; it matches the style of Mâconnais Crus.
The vineyards of Lugny were already well known in the 18th century, when the wines coming from the vines of Saint Pierre, the Crêts and theGrande Vigne were considered “fine”. Following the destruction of the vines by phylloxera between 1880 and 1887, the 500 hectares of the village’s vineyards were patiently reconstituted from 1883 and would progressively again become the principal activity of the region.
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Italian white wines can be very frustrating and confusing. They do not make many wines from grapes that most people are familiar with. However, some of the local grapes that are used can make wines that are elegant, refreshing, and fun.
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