Recommended Weygandt-Metzler wines

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Some Weygandt-Metzler wines are distributed locally by Potomac Selections Inc. of Landover. The wines recommended here were tasted at, or bought from, Weygandt Wines of Cleveland Park.

Serafin Pere et Fils Morey-Saint-Denis, 1er Cru "Les Millandes" 2007
Burgundy, France, $85

As Peter Weygandt poured samples of several Serafin wines one recent Saturday, he commented: "People debate whether terroir really makes a difference. But when you have a producer like this, with several separate parcels, you can really taste the difference." This Morey-Saint-Denis is on the big side of Burgundy, with stony, firm tannins.

Dugat-Py Bourgogne "Cuvee Halinard," 2007
** 1/2
Burgundy, France, $55

The price is high for a basic Bourgogne, but the fruit for this cuvee comes entirely from the village of Gevrey-Chambertin and its close environs, just outside the approved appellation boundaries. It is stony and tannic, with a long, delicious finish.

Jobard-Chabloz Meursault "Le Limozin" 2006
** 1/2
Burgundy, France, $56

Fantastic chardonnay, this is rich and minerally, with lovely balance and finish.

Daniel Bouland Cote de Brouilly, 2008
Beaujolais, France, $22

It's a delightful cru Beaujolais: vibrant, earthy and very food-friendly.

L'Oustal Blanc K8
Rousillon, France, $18

Less serious than most of Weygandt's wines, this one surrenders to fun. Primarily made of cinsault, it is by no means a fruit bomb but charms with its exuberance.

Serafin Pere et Fils Bourgogne 2007
Burgundy, France, $29

Here's another basic Bourgogne that captivates with classic pinot noir character; unmistakably Burgundy.


*** Exceptional

** Excellent

* Very Good

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