Thursday, March 4, 2010
Something Green This Way Comes
Several warmer days recently and more to come by the weekend. In a protected, south facing spot by a fence line I found something green yesterday. It was wonderful.
Wine of the night with a small strip steak was a 2007 Domaine de Fontenille, Cotes du Luberon rouge. A good, balanced effort with fruit and earth and a tiny hint of brett in the nose. Strong flavors of strawberries and cherries mixed with some clean earth. Great acidity and tannin, both grape and oak. I decanted about 2/3 of the bottle while the steak was cooking and it really opened up. The last glass of the evening was the best. Will try the other third this evening.
14% alcohol and only $16. Very good wine at this price.