Well, at least I was able to move away from all of the French wines....for a while! Need to pull out the ole' blue beret once again as well. Don't worry, it's just the picture of the beret, not me wearing it.
Besides, I just had to give this wine a shout out. I was so taken by it when I opened it, not really expecting much. Boy, was I wrong. And that doesn't happen very often! Being wrong that it.
While wondering in my kitchen, and that's pretty difficult considering how small it is, and trying to decide what to have for dinner one recent evening, I decided on a nice split chicken breast along with some rice topped off with a lemon roasted red pepper sauce.
Sounds like a lot, but was actually very easy to make and while the rice was percolating, well, cooking - percolating sounds like I put it in the coffee maker, I meandered through some white wines I thought I might like and would compliment the dinner.
Being how much I like Chardonnay, and I do have an affection for White Burgundies, I happened across one that I had picked up a little while ago. Two things struck me about the wine. First, I knew it wasn't one of those wildly expensive White Burgundies (somewhere around $30 - that can be inexpensive for a good White Burgundy), the second was that coming from the 2015 vintage, it had a good head start on potentially being an excellent wine.
A quick chill and corkscrew in hand, I make fast work of the cork, exhuming it from the bottle and then pouring the golden nectar into my glass. A nice aroma fills my nostrils and beckons me to take a sip. (As I read this I realize that in a year or two I may be well on my way to writing a book. All those adjectives and adverbs I'm using).
Not wanting to wait until dinner is ready, I oblige the wine and take my first sip. Heavenly! Some nice stone fruit with a nice dose of minerality. The minimalistic use of oak to add just the right amount of structure and depth. It totally took over the dinner. Even with the excellent ingredients and presentation I managed to arrange.
While coming from the larger region of Bourgogne in general, I dare to say that given the excellent vintage, this wine compares nicely to a higher classification of White Burgundies. As I said earlier, while not inexpensive, you are getting a lot of wine for your money on this one. Click here for tech sheet.
Want to splurge? Try one of their Premier Crus or Grand Cru wines. A bit on the higher priced side, but worth it, especially if you wait for the 2015's!
à votre santé, that's cheers in French. (Darn, I thought I had lost that French thing). Guess I shouldn't retire my blue beret yet either.