2006 Joseph Drouhin Clos des Mouches, 2009 La Spinetta Moscato d’Asti Bricco Quaglia and 2006 Chateau de la Roulerie Chenin Sec
I had the chance to taste yesterday a few interesting white wines paired with several kinds of matching French cheese: a Chardonnay from a famous Burgundy producer and another extremely pleasant Italian frizzante.
2006 Joseph Drouhin Clos des Mouches
Tasted from a Magnum opened 1 week ago. The wine has a clear deep yellow gold color. The nose is clean, delicate, with a little butter, some oak, pears and light minerality. Considering the wine was already opened for a week that nose was amazing. In the mouth the wine is creamy, with medium body and nice purity, the taste has faded away by now, but I could still feel apple, mineral flavors and some spice. The aftertaste is short to medium. Tasted as I did, one week after being opened, I find the wine Good+ to Very good. Most likely tasted immediately after opening this wine is more impressive.
2009 La Spinetta Moscato d’Asti Bricco Quaglia
Price: 80 RON
This wine was a revelation to me. It is the very first wine with under 10% alc I have. At 5.5% alc, as it shows on the label, this is a wine you can drink all day long, even starting like the Russians for breakfast. This is no joke: I saw several times on my vacations many hotels serving sparkling wines for breakfast for their Russian guests.
The wine has a clear pale white-yellow color with small bubbles. The nose shows tons of peaches, like putting your nose in a bucket of freshly cut ripe peaches. In the mouth this frizzante wine is light to medium body with pure and concentrated elder flowers(Sambucus) flavors, very nice high acidity that balances the medium sweetness and makes the wine vibrant and fresh. It has a very pleasant short to medium aftertaste with more white flowers. Very good+ to Excellent for my palate. A perfect wine for the summer with its flavors, acidity and low alcohol level.
2006 Chateau de la Roulerie Chenin Sec
Price: 40 RON
I am glad I tried this Chenin from France a few days after my Sunday evening Chenin Blanc from South Africa. It is always nice to be able to compare the same grape from different regions and different producers.Unfortunately I didn’t like this wine as the aftertaste showed some burned rubber. Not my favorite.
For anybody that would like to buy the wines you can find them at Comtesse du Barry – Le Manoir shop near the Hilton Hotel in Bucharest. Also it is interesting to try the new kinds of cheese they started to offer recently.
Thanks for reading!