Friday, January 25, 2013

A Different Sense

How simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea....  All that is required to feel that here and now is happiness is a simple, frugal heart.
Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek, Chapter 7

This wine wasn't really about taste, though it certainly had one.   What it had in taste was light fruit,  high acid and a sense of somewhere else.  It was certainly full of sea shells and sea spray and that was more a sensation in the mouth than a taste.  First with salmon and then with a cod and corn chowder it transported the mind from the American mid west to a cold, desolate sea shore where the wind is blowing and everything smells clean and pure.  And it did all this with a frugal heart of $10.

I liked it a lot.  I did.

2010 Stephane et Vincent Perraud, Selection des Cognettes, Muscadet Sevre et Maine, Sur Lie.  12% alcohol and $10.


Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful description ! :-)
Vincent Perraud

Dan McGrew said...

your welcome.