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, have your morning meditation consist of reciting the Grand Cru vineyards of Burgundy in a Buddhist style chant, 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 wine for this week is just delicious more than anything else. It may seem like a cop out to not put some effort into finding some thread of commonality between the two, but there would be little need to bore you with some fun fact about large foudre or appellations that you might not care as much about as you would learning whether or not you should bother snatching up a bottle or two. So, without further ado, the white for this week is White Burgundy (Chardonnay), and the red is a blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, and Carignan. Both are of French origin, and see very modest oak influence. Just enough to accentuate the wine’s natural character, but nowhere near the extremes. Both are ready to drink now, and are outstanding values!
Vincent Girardin’s Mâcon-Fuissé is a thing of beauty! Bright, fleshy, sun-drenched peach and melon envelop a rounder palate, with enough acidity to keep things lively. Mâconnais Chardonnay generally have a screaming high level of acidity, but this gem turns the fruit dial to 11 to keep the experience much more in balance. A-mâ-zing!
Domaine du Traginer’s Collioure Rouge makes a strong case for fruit forward, old world wine. Saucy and sultry black and red fruit in wave after wave progress into a finish with a little tar and soft earth giving it an extra dimension. Superb with softer, creamy cheeses!
See you Friday!!!