Domaine des Vieilles Pierres 2002 Mâcon-Vergisson ($14.99)
This clear, light-gold wine offers classic Chardonnay scents of fresh apples, pure and ripe, with a back note of honey. There's no honeyed sweetness on the palate, though, where it shows medium-bodied and fully dry, fresh-apple fruit with a tang of lemon. Ripe apple and lemon flavors persist in a long, clean finish that's a winner with food. US Importer: Wines of France Inc., Mountainside, N.J.; Alain Junguenet Selection. (Feb 11, 2005)

FOOD MATCH: This wine meets its natural match in seafood, and a relatively rich presentation does no harm. It was outstanding with halibut steaks with a Newburg-style sauce, a Sherry-accented Mornay, with a few fat shrimps as garnish.

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