Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Sometimes it's not about the fruit, and the 2008 Domaine des Baumard Savennieres is a good example.The fruit definitely plays second fiddle here to intense minerality.

The nose was reserved and then with hints of  dry rocks being moistened with the first drops of rainfall - a refreshing and invigorating aroma.  In the background one finally gets a bit of the honeysuckle one expects in a chenin blanc wine.  Medium body with tremendous acidity and a mouth feel that first gave hints of sweetness but then kicked into totally dry.   Crisp and sharp finish with some good length to it.  The fruit flavors when they finally appeared were a combination of peach and pear. 

Interesting wine and one that I really liked but certainly not going to be everyone's favorite.. 

Dinner was half a trout from the charcoal grill with just some herb butter as a topping and a light apple salad.  Simple and good.

13% alcohol and $14. 

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