Sunday, November 24, 2013

Muscadet Vieilles Vignes

Of course there was wine to go with the swordfish from the post just below this one.  The wine was a 2011 Domaine de la Garniere Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie by Olivier et Pascal Fleurance.

All the usual adjectives apply here - stark, tart, austere, and salty, but this wine also had a different side.  There was a bit of melon here - not a lot, but a definite presence of a not perfectly ripe honeydew melon.  It certainly gave the wine a bit of complexity I wasn't expecting.  

Swordfish is a meaty fish and this bit of melon seemed to match up well with it.  It just gave the wine a bit more body and that made a difference here. Very nice match.

2011 Domaine de la Garniere, Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie, by Olivier et Pascal Fleurance.  12% alcohol and $15.

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