Great Value Whites from Domaine de la Verpaille. Save 20% on the last bottles‏

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The last of the 2011 Whites from our Reserve Stock


Most of us are rather partial to a glass or two of Chardonnay, particularly when it is from France. Located just south of Beaune, the Macon, which is part of Burgundy, is producing increasingly fine wines. The World Atlas of Wine by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson says "The slightly warmer climate than that of the Cote d'Or suits the Chardonnay grape, which seems gloriously at home in the Maconnais."


I discovered Domaine de la Verpaille four years ago. They produce wines biodynamically from unbelievably old vines and sell them at a remarkable price.


The wines are not big and broad, but are fine and mineral, with some similarities to Chablis. The top wines in particular are difficult to tell from much more famous names in the Cote d'Or that cost several times as much.


They are very impressive wines that earned Domaine de la Verpaille the New Talent Award from French Guide La Revue du Vin de France in 2011.


We had a little hoard of the racy 2011's stored away (and forgotten). We present them today at a 20% discount to clear them out of our warehouse. Stocks are extremely limited and at these prices the wines are sure to sell quickly.


2011 Macon Villages Vieilles Vignes 

Verpaille Macon 2011 Label Normally $24.00

Special $19.20

When they say Vieilles Vignes (old vines) they really mean it! This remarkable wine is produced from 115+ year old Chardonnay vines!


Fresh, bright and fine. Not the broad style of Macon often seen. Fragrant and lively with citric notes. Complexity from the old vines. Somewhat reminiscent of fine Chablis (only half the price). Great drinking and tremendous value.  


2011 Vire-Clesse

Verpaille Vire-Clesse 2011 Label Normally $27.50

Special $22.00

The Viré-Clessé AOC is located in the northern part of the Mâconnais subregion, north of the town of Macon. Only Chardonnay is allowed for white wines.


This wine is from 60 year old vines grown on south-east facing slopes of clay-limestone soil





2011 Vire-Clesse "Longchamp"

Verpaille Longchamps Label 2011Normally $31.95

Special $25.56

Longchamp is a plot in Vere-Clesse that is vinified separately. The vines are 66 years old.


Vinified in French oak barrels. Fuller than the village wine, this cuvee shows the benefits of the climat with great mouthfeel finishing with mineral and flint. More complex, spicy and interesting and more in a white Burgundy style. I like this cuvee very much. 


2011 Vire-Clesse "Virolis"

Verpaille Virolis Label 2011 Normally $37.95

Special $30.36


A very special climat vinified separately with a small amount of new oak.


Vine age for this wine is 70+ years and the minerality in the soil is expressed in the wine. The fruit is powerful enough to swallow up the oak which plays a supporting act. Serious and delicious. 




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Chablis time!

  Loing-Depaquit Moutonne Label


 We have a nice range of Chablis available.


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