If you tried and liked any of them, you may want to try 2010 Cave de Lugny Mâcon-Villages 'La Côte Blanche,' on sale at Calvert Woodley for $8.99 a bottle, $3 off its regular price of $11.99. And if you really like it, you can stock up on a white house wine for the holidays, with an extra 5 percent discount by the case, bring it down to $8.49 a bottle.
Chardonnay from the Mâconnais is the lighter, crisper “unoaked” style that’s growing more popular among “New World” winemakers in California and Australia, but has been the practice for centuries in southern Burgundy (as well as the northern Burgundy region of Chablis, with is more fashionable and expensive than Mâconnais). We usually feature these wines in the summer, when their bright, fruit flavors make them a refreshing alternative to heavier, oaky, buttery California chardonnays. They also tend to be more food-friendly, making Cave de Lugny Mâcon-Villages La Côte Blanche a good white wine for the Thanksgiving table, especially at these stock-up prices.
If you like your white Burgundies mellowed with a bit of bottle age, Pearson’s in Glover Park has the 2009 vintage of the Cave de Lugny La Côte Blancheon sale for $9.95.
And if you really liked the Mâcon-Lugny “Les Charmes” we featured in July, you’re in luck. It goes on sale today through Nov. 19 at Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits for an incredible $9.38 for a single-vineyard white Burgundy. Said to be a step up from the Cave de Lugny Macon-Villages that’s a blend chardonnay from different estates within the Cave de Lugny cooperative, Les Charmes is made from grapes grown at a single vineyard on a plateau named “Les Charmes” in the commune of Lugny. In July we quoted our favorite blogger, Jeff Siegel, aka The Wine Curmudgeon, praising Les Charmes but bemoaning that it no longer costs only $11 a bottle.
No, it typically sells for $13 to $14 a bottle these days. But for the next two weeks you can get it for less than $10.
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