Macon-Milly-Lamartine 2006, Christophe Cordier

Light hay colour. Fragrant aromas of white flowers, peach and green melon. After 15 minutes climaxes on a soupcon of clotted cream. Good balance, peach fruit, clean flavours no doubt from stainless steel fermentation, finishes on a medium-dry texture like undercooked aubergine. The balance conceals the 13.5% alcohol. Confirms 2006 as an elegant vintage unlike the blousy 2005. A delightful, simple wine for jambon persille, grilled sole, or octopus salad.

The Milly-Lamartine appellation controlee was created in the Macon-Villages decree of September 12th 2005. Some of the other village specific appellations created by the decree are Aze, Chaintre, Davaye, Ige, Lugny, and Loche. The name Milly-Lamartine alludes to the link between the village of Milly and the famous 18th century politician and writer Alphonse de Lamartine. He was born in the village in 1790 and later retired there. One can imagine him enjoying a glass of the local wine and writing: "Objets inanimés, avez-vous donc une âme?"

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