Tuesday, April 22, 2008
The tangy butterfly.
Domaine du Baumard, Savennieres, Clos du Papillon, 2004. 100% Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley in France. I love the packaging on this wine (the butterfly in particular) but the stuff inside the bottle is delicious too and perfect poolside or just in your backyard.
Peter blind tasted me on it and I thought it was Riesling, it's not obviously, but the wine has no oak influence and (for those of you who care) did not undergo malolactic fermentation. That makes it tangy and tart like biting into a green apple and very refreshing.
It's $25.99 at Wine Pavilion in the OC and Bristol Farms in Palm Springs. Or you can pay a lot more at Wally's ($32.99) if you don't feel like making the drive to either of those places. Haysus! I personally would be disappointed to pay that much for this wine. It's good at $25, not so good over $30.