Synopsis, Our Opinion: An outstanding dinner because the wine was so MEMORABLE!!!
Producer/Winery: Aubert de Villaine; Domaine de Villaine; Bouzeron, France.
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.
Geographic Appellation: Côte Chalonnaise, Burgundy, France.
Price: $36.90 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Hardwood smoked ham, homemade butternut squash ravioli flavored with nutmeg and sage in brown butter sauce and broccoli.
Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, purple color with a lighter rim. Intense cherry, raspberry and damp earth aromas. Than get ready…an explosive taste that’s light to medium bodied, velvety mouth-feel and brimming with VIBRANT cherry, raspberry and red current flavors. A long electrifying finish that was loaded with dry fruit, fine-grained tannins, abundant mineral and a chewy mouth-puckering exuberance. And if that wasn’t enough, it goes on to a long, dry, tart crescendo in the aftertaste. WOW, WOW, WOW what a wine. It’s so delicate, rich and flavorful, yet so eminent. Captivating paired with the slightly salty ham, super with the nutmeg in the butternut squash ravioli and a treat drinking without food after the dinner. Multi-layered flavors that improved with each taste and a rich tartness in the finish that was a PERFECT ending to every sip. It was an outstanding dinner because the wine was so MEMORABLE!!!
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Closure: Natural cork.
UPC Code: 7 61503 32235 7
Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.