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.