Friday, October 21, 2011
Rabbit and Chablis
It might be a basic Chablis but it is very good. Bright, green-gold in the glass, the aroma was tart, minerally and not all that fruity. There was some hint of lemon, but the wine was basically closed up. We used some in the rabbit, poured a small glass and let the rest breathe until dinner.
By the time we ate the wine was showing signs of tart, green fruits and some citrus. Highly acidic in a very pleasant way. It left a wonderful dry, almost chalky feel to the mouth at the very end. Absolutely delicious with the rabbit. The butter and oil in the dish were rich and the citrusy quality of the wine really played well with that. There was no citrus in the dish save for the citrus quality that the wine imparted.
A very nice match and a very tasty and savory wine at a more than reasonable price.
12.5% alcohol and $22.