For March, let’s talk about a wonderful chardonnay. This month we look to Burgundy, France, which is one of the greatest (if not the greatest) chardonnay-producing regions in the world. Burgundy doesn’t produce your typical oaky, buttery California chardonnay. Domain Leflaive makes terrific white burgundy, whose bottles are very popular and very collectible, fetching hundreds—sometimes even thousands—of dollars at auction. Here’s your chance to try their entry-level cuvee, a wonderful unoaked chardonnay from Macon-Verzé, Burgundy. Very similar to a Macon-Villages in style, it is crisp with acidity, yet creamy on the palate with notes of green apple, savory pastry and honey. This is a must-try for any chardonnay lover, from the homeland of this varietal, and a great way to dive deeper into the world of chardonnay if you haven’t tried one from this region before. $44.99.
Kevin Castellano is the general manager of Wayzata Wine and Spirits and a lake-area wine and liquor expert.