One more from my weekend in the Berkshires. I was lucky to spend valentine's day with my mama. We celebrated at the Prairie Whale, a lovely restaurant from the same group that runs Diner, Marlow & Sons, Reynard etc. in Brooklyn.
As you may have guessed, Mom is a white wine only drinker, which obviously impacts my choices when dining with her. Lucky for us, I've grown to love and appreciate similar wine and style (she does joke that she almost named me Chardonnay, that was a joke, right Mom?). I know she's reading this.....
For dinner we chose a 2014 Mácon-Village from Verget. Mácon-Village wines are one of my back-pocket secrets for finding value on a restaurant wine list (past Mácon wine here). These wines are 100% Chardonnay, unoaked, and carry the same flavor profiles I love in white Burgundies but for typically much lower prices than more prestigious names/vineyards from the same region.
This wine was a very classic expression of Mácon. With a nose of white flowers, a little citrus, stone fruit and honey. It was rich yet balanced in the mouth, with a mineral, chalky finish and a nice acidity.
We paired the wine with a delicious charcuterie board and a perfectly roasted chicken.
Wine: 2014 Verget Terres De Pierres Mácon-Village
Purchased: Prairie Whale, Great Barrington, MA
Price: $15-$18 retail