Yes, there are bargains to be had in white Burgundy, especially in the Mâcon region. Saint-Véran is close to Pouilly-Fuissé, with whose wines it shares some of the attractive mineral character. This wine, from Georges Duboeuf, is a partner to some of his Beaujolais, with the same flower presentation bottleas well as open, fresh fruit. Red apple and white fruit flavors, a touch of minerality, and a light, gentle aftertaste. This is easy, drinkable Chardonnay. Imported by W.J. Deutsch & Sons.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.