2016 Domaine Renaud Mâcon-Villages

SKU #1342519 Wine Enthusiast

 A simple, soft Chardonnay from the Mâconnais region, this is rounded. A touch of caramel adds extra flavor to the warm fruit. Green plum and melon dominate this wine that is ready to drink. (RV)  (11/2017)

Wine Spectator

 Pear, white peach, stone and earth flavors ply the fleshy texture of this intense white. Finishes dry and tactile, with fine length. (BS, Web Only-2017)

K&L Notes

Can’t afford Burgundy? Think again! The white wines of the Mâcon are excellent daily drinkers that won’t break your budget. Domaine Renaud is a property that we have been working with for years and they are consistently some of the best white wine values we have. With four offerings under $20 a bottle and a fifth priced just barely above, Domaine Renaud should be your go-to white wine this summer for gatherings, entertaining or your house white.

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Staff Image By: Christina Stanley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/23/2018 | Send Email
Fresh, crisp and mineral driven, the 2016 Renaud Macon Villages sees no oak vinification, and the result is a clean, unfettered expression of dry Chardonnay. A reflection of the leaner vintage, the wine is light and energetic, making this wine a perfect choice for gatherings and parties. Those who like Chardonnay will love it, those who typically favor lighter wines will love it as well.

Staff Image By: Alex Pross | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/13/2018 | Send Email
The Mâcon-Villages has a nose of Granny Smith apples and white flowers which gives way to a palate bursting with stone fruits, citrus, Asian pear and mineral notes. This is an impressively layered and complex offering for a mere $16 a bottle.

Staff Image By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/1/2018 | Send Email
This is very approachable with ripe apple and sweet citrus flavors shining through the vibrant acidity. The zippy finish tingles with mineral and acid tension in this tasty and lip smacking wine.

Staff Image By: Mike Parres | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/15/2018 | Send Email
A super value Macon Villages that expresses its uniqueness. This wine is elegant, crisp and well-structured. This 2016 Chardonnay is chalky with a mineral quality. The wine is mouth-filling and full, with a smooth and supple finish.

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Varietal:

Chardonnay

- It's hard to believe that up until about 30 years ago, this extremely popular varietal hid behind the veil of geographical names like Chablis and Puligny-Montrachet. Now grown all over the world and bottled by its varietal name, Chardonnay has achieved a level of branding unlike any other wine. Surprisingly, though, what you get when you buy Chardonnay can differ greatly from country to country and even within one country, depending on the climate where it's grown and how it is vinified and aged. From fresh, crisp and minerally with apple and lemon notes to rich and buttery with tropical fruit overtones, Chardonnay runs the gamut. In France's Burgundy, Chardonnay is the source of the prized wines of Chablis, Corton-Charlemagne, Mâcon, Meursault and Montrachet. It also the foundation of exceptional Champagne, where it is blended with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier or vinified on its own into Blanc de Blancs. It is also extremely popular in California, and is gaining popularity in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain and South Africa.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Burgundy

- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
Alcohol Content (%): 13