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Ch. de Chamirey Antonin Rodet Ch. de Chamirey 1997 Mercurey ($22.99)
Although Mercurey in Burgundy's Cote Chalonnaise is much better known for its reds, this fine white certainly passed muster, at a price that's actually toward the low end for quality White Burgundy. A clear, straw colored wine, it breathes appetizing fresh-apple scents on the nose and palate. Full-bodied Chardonnay fruit is mouth-filling yet crisp and tart, with good balance and length. Very different in style from the fat, oaky New World Chardonnays, anf frankly much more to my liking. U.S. importer: Winesellers Ltd., Skokie, Ill. (July 29, 1999)

FOOD MATCH: A perfect match with an entree crafted to go with the wine: Veal chops sauteed with onions and finished with a quick white-wine reduction with a dab of butter.

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