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December 20, 2013 2:20 PM | By Our Somms | No Comments
Greetings fellow wine enthusiasts! Regardless of the degree to which you identify with the term, whether you like to enjoy a glass every now and then, or, like me, make it a personal mission to be able to distinguish A.O.C. Beaujolais from Beaujolais-Village in a blind tasting, we here at The Goat would like to foster your love for the drink by offering wine every week that we will showcase here in the blog, and have available for tasting on Fridays from 6~7 p.m.
The expansive Loire Valley of France will be the place of origin for the pair of wines for this week, with two maybe not so familiar but very interesting appellations on display that are definitely worth taking note of. The red is a 100% Cabernet Franc from Anjou (to the near east of Muscadet, south of the Loire River), and the white a beautiful Sauvignon Blanc from Menetou-Salon, which is the southwesterly neighbor of Sancerre.
Phillipe Gilbert’s Menetou-Salon Blanc is simply gourgeous! Plush citrus peel, honeydew, green starfruit, for fruit with a deluge of mouthwatering acidity keeping the clean finish long and lovely! $26/Retail
The “Les Neuf Vingt” Anjou Rouge from Musset-Roullier presents a mash of tart plum skin, raspberry, and dried Violets on the nose, with almost a complete 180° on the palate! You expect something that will make your mouth pucker, but a rounder, satin mouthfeel greets you once you tip the glass, with fine tannins and minerals gaining presence towards the end! $19/Retail
See you Friday!!!