Domaine Olivier Merlin Macon La Roche Vineuse 2016 Front Label
Domaine Olivier Merlin Macon La Roche Vineuse 2016 Front LabelDomaine Olivier Merlin Macon La Roche Vineuse 2016  Front Bottle Shot

Domaine Olivier Merlin Macon La Roche Vineuse 2016

  • WS92
750ML / 0% ABV
Other Vintages
All Vintages
Currently Unavailable $21.99
Try the
25
21 99
Save $3.01 (12%)
Ships Mon, Dec 9
Limit 0 bottles per customer
Sold in increments of 0
0
Limit Reached
0.0 0 Ratings
My Wine Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Have you tried this? Rate it now
(256 characters remaining)

0.0 0 Ratings
750ML / 0% ABV

Winemaker Notes

#61 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2018

Beautiful pale gold in color, this wine offers aromas of exotic fruits. On the palate, the minerality of the wine's terroir is fully expressed, with good balance between alcohol and acidity. A refreshing wine to be drunk young.

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
WS 92
Wine Spectator
Complex, exhibiting saline and mineral elements, along with white peach, apple and spice flavors. Beautifully balanced and focused, remaining intense and long on the juicy finish. Drink now through 2024.
View More
Domaine Olivier Merlin

Domaine Olivier Merlin

View all products
Image for Maconnais content section
View all products

These are the fun, fruit-driven and lively Chardonnays of white Burgundy, often offering some fantastic values and options that you don’t have to cellar. Flavors range from fresh green apple and lemon to melon or pineapple; some of the best are fleshy and mineral driven or balanced by a light touch of oak.

Mâconnais Chardonnay may have the weight of their more serious Côte de Beaune sisters, but not quite the refinement. Still, this appellation is one of the best ways to jump from California Chardonnay to something new and begin to understand white Burgundy.

The Mâconnais region is warmer and drier than the rest of Burgundy to its north (Côte d’Or) and has a landscape of rolling hills and farmland interspersed among vineyards. The region produces a lot of Chardonnay—Viré-Clessé and Pouilly-Fuisse are among the best—and a very small amount of red wine from Gamay and Pinot noir. The soils of Mâconnais remain limestone dominant like in the Côte d’Or, making it a wonderful spot for Chardonnay to thrive. Gamay's home of Beaujolais lies just to the south.

Image for Chardonnay content section
View all products

One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it is grown and how it is made. While it tends to flourish in most environments, Chardonnay from its Burgundian homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. California produces both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines. Somm Secret—The Burgundian subregion of Chablis, while typically using older oak barrels, produces a bright style similar to the unoaked style. Anyone who doesn't like oaky Chardonnay would likely enjoy Chablis.

WAL441099_2016 Item# 516315

Update your browser to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to update and using the latest version
of Internet Explorer means all your web browsing will be better.

Yes, Update Now
Cheers to You!

New customers: FREE Shipping on $39+. Code DECSHIP

New customers: FREE Shipping on $39+. Code DECSHIP

There was an error redeeming your code.

*Order must be placed by 12/8/2019. Applies to standard shipping only. Order must be at least $39 excluding shipping and tax. Expedited shipping options may require an additional charge. Not applicable to Hawaii and Alaska orders. A standard shipping charge will appear at checkout but the promo code will credit an amount back so that you do not pay for shipping. Promotion does not apply to corporate orders. Not valid on Bordeaux Futures.

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...