Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A Summer Wondrous White

Kyle was really onto something when he selected the Chateau Recougne Bordeaux Blanc as his favorite for the July Six for Sixty, Staff Favorites. Not only is it a lovely bottle, it's representative of the outstanding white bordeaux coming out of France now. There's a great article in today's New York Times on the changes in Graves, Bordeaux and in the winemaking that have resulted in so many super values. Many of the producers have impeccable reputations and long histories.

This French white wine uses sauvignon blanc, semillon and muscadelle. The wines are usually crisp and dry with aromas of figs, flowers, honey and grass. The sauv blanc delivers the acidic crispness, the semillon rounds out the wine with a rich honey flavour, and the early-ripening muscadelle adds lush fruitiness. Richly perfumed but as dry as the gravelly soil that names their home, these wines are dangerously quaffable.

We have several selections in each of the kybecca shops, in addition to the Chateau Recougne.

Come on in and meet your new favorite white wine.

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