Friday, August 24, 2012
Really? No, Reuilly!
The wine I pulled out was a 2009 Denis Jamain Reuilly, Les Pierres Plates from the Loire valley. The wine is sauvignon blanc. Pale, green-gold color in the glass the wine smelled of fresh crushed apples and green grapes and a few wildflowers. Very nice nose. The first sip was an eye opener - super tart, fruity but dry and then minerality on steroids. This was a fresh, mouth filling wine. Halibut is a rich fish and this wine cut through that perfectly. The finish on the wine was a bit short, but in the end it was that taste of minerals that hung on as the final sensation. A little research and I understood. Reuilly sits on the same Kimmeridgian limestone that makes Chablis so distinctive. It sits on an old seabed full of shells and marine deposits.
Very nice wine at a very fair price.
2009 Denis Jamain Reuilly, Les Pierres Plates. 12.5% alcohol and $17.