Saturday, September 25, 2010

Domaine du Fontenille 2007

We tried a bottle of this wine in the early spring and thought it was very good stuff.    Thursday night there was a repeat performance from the second of three bottles that were purchased.  A small steak, a few pan roasted potato slices, some garlic bread and a small salad were on the plate so out came the cork.

Once again, a medium bodied wine with a great aroma of fruit and earth.  The first bottle had a touch of brett, but this bottle was totally clean.  The taste was still a mix of strawberries and cherries in nicely balanced proportions.  Good acid and tannin and that dry earth feeling at then end made this a great friend to the steak.  At $16 the wine remains a true bargain.  14% alcohol.

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