Verget 2002 Macon-Bussières Vieilles Vignes de Montbrison ($15.99)
This clear, straw-color wine shows glints of rich gold in the glass. Apple and spice aromas add a whiff of honey on the nose, but not the palate, where it's dry, crisp and tart. Fresh apples and juicy lemons mingle in the flavor with an intriguing touch of stony minerality. A zippy lemony tang persists in the long, clean finish of an unusually complex white wine. US Importer: Vintner Select in Cincinnati, North Berkeley Imports in California, and other regional importers. (Apr 19, 2004)

FOOD MATCH: Fine with poultry or pork, it made an exceptionally good match with the bold flavors of Cantonese-style shrimp in lobster sauce with black beans and garlic.



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