Tuesday, 13 March 2012

White wines from tasting

Château Salmonière Vieilles Vignes Gilbert Chon Et Ses Fils Muscadet Sèvre & Maine 2010

Muscadet is a white French wine. It is made at the western end of the Loire Valley, near the city of Nantes in the Pays de la Loire region neighboring the Brittany Region. Often referred to simply as melon. Muscadet wines are often light bodied and almost always dry with very little, if any residual sugar. Left over carbon dioxide from the bottling process can leave the wines with a slight "prickly" sensation. Muscadet that have been aged sur lie can have very subtle "yeasty" aromas. The acidity keeps the wines light and refreshing.

Perrin et Fils Reserve Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2010

A fine bright straw-gold colour. An elegant nose that shows touches of toast. Good balance with no excess of alcohol, full-bodied and long.

Remarkably fresh and deep wine, with typical Rhône characteristics. A light, fresh style, with unadorned melon and honeysuckle notes and a breezy finish. Delightful.
Under the Perrin et Fils label, the 2010 Cotes du Rhone Reserve Blanc (50% Grenache, 20% Viognier and the rest Marsanne and Roussanne) is a crisp, minerally, fresh, medium-bodied white displaying notes of lemon oil, quince and white currants. 

Perrin & Fils Muscat De Beaumes De Venise 2009, Ac, Rhône, France

Made with the finest version of Muscat – Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains – this dessert wine has exceptional, intense aromas of peach, table grapes, apricot, and mango, with hints of lychee. It is full, velvety and quite sweet, but beautifully balanced by a seam of acidity.

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