Sunday, August 3, 2014

2012 Chablis

The newest featured wine in Eric Asimov's New York Times Wine School (link) is Chablis.  This is one class I can really get into since this is my favorite white wine.  The 2012 William Fevre was one of the wines he recommended in case the three he chose to spotlight were not possible to find.  I didn't bother looking for those three since this wine was already in the cellar and this was the perfect excuse to open it and drink it.

The colors in the picture above are a near perfect description of this wine.  Bright green and yellow colors in the glass led to a young, fresh and bright taste.  There's some gray to reflect the mineral qualities of this wine and some bright sunshine to let one know that there's nothing hidden here.  The taste is mostly about that sense of freshness, though there is fresh fruit coming through.

I paired it with a loin of fresh walleye from Lake Erie. The fish was pan seared and finished in the oven with nothing but butter and lemon juice.  Simple, uncomplicated and delicious - just like the wine.

2012 William Fevre Chablis Champs Royeaux. 12.5% alcohol and $20.  A true bargain.

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