2016 Joseph Burrier Domaine de la Rochette Macon-Bussieres

Chardonnay - 750ML
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VN 90
VN 90

Vinous, November 2017

(12.5% alcohol; from a steep southwest-facing slope with slightly richer soil than the Mâcon Milly-Lamartine Montagne de Cra; the vines here were planted from the late 1970s through the early '80s): Bright, full...


Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Maconnais
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 12.5%
Closure Cork

The 2016 Joseph Burrier Domaine de la Rochette Macon-Bussieres is a remarkable white wine hailing from the prestigious Burgundy region of France. Crafted from the finest Chardonnay grapes, this wine showcases the expertise and passion of Joseph Burrier, a renowned producer in the area.

In the glass, this Macon-Bussieres displays a captivating golden hue that immediately catches the eye. The color alone hints at the quality and depth that lie within. On the nose, the wine offers an enticing bouquet of ripe stone fruits, showcasing a slightly richer character than its counterpart, the Mâcon Milly-Lamartine Montagne de Cra. This distinction can be attributed to the slightly different soil composition of the vineyard, with the Macon-Bussieres benefiting from clay in the soil, adding to its rounder, fuller-bodied nature.

Upon tasting, the 2016 Joseph Burrier Domaine de la Rochette Macon-Bussieres reveals its true elegance. The palate is greeted with a velvety texture that is both pliant and broad, enveloping the senses in a symphony of flavors. The wine offers a harmonious balance between its perfumed notes and the signature dryness that characterizes the Macon-Bussieres appellation. This dryness is complemented by a captivating mineral-driven acidity, which adds structure and class to the wine, elevating its overall complexity.

With an alcohol content of 12.5%, this white wine showcases the finesse and balance that can be achieved in Burgundy. The 2016 Joseph Burrier Domaine de la Rochette Macon-Bussieres is a testament to the exceptional craftsmanship of Joseph Burrier, leaving wine enthusiasts yearning for another sip.

Stephen Tanzer, a respected critic from Vinous, also shared his praise for this wine, awarding it a remarkable score of 90. Tanzer described the wine as ripe, pliant, and perfumed, highlighting its dryness and harmonious acidity. His review reinforces the exceptional quality and character of this Macon-Bussieres.

Indulge in the 2016 Joseph Burrier Domaine de la Rochette Macon-Bussieres and experience the true essence of Burgundy in every sip. This wine is a testament to the rich history and unparalleled expertise of the region, making it a must-try for any wine lover.