Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Winter Snow - Summer Wine

Two degrees this morning.  It's warming up a little this afternoon, but all that really means is more snow tonight.  This weather is unusual for this early in winter, late autumn actually as winter is still six days away.  I hope this isn't indicative of the rest of our winter.

Dinner last night was a pan seared trout fillet and fresh spinach lightly wilted so we went with a summer wine last night, a 2008 Sancerre from Domaine Andreu Neveu.  There were a couple of bottles of this wine left in the cellar from last summer.  One was discussed here.   My notes are very consistent for this wine, lots of grapefruit, fresh hay and a few herbs at the end.  It smells and tastes like a picnic in a just cut hayfield in late May or early June.  Crisp, tart, edgy and just plain good.  One could close one's eyes and get a suggestion of spring from this wine.  Long, dry finish and it matched well with a pan sauce of the wine, Meyer lemon juice and butter that covered the trout.

$25 and 13% alcohol.

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