Thursday, June 26, 2008

Romorantinwhat?

I can't say that I've ever tasted Romorantin, the native white grape of Cour-Cheverny in the Loire Valley from which hails today's wine, a 2004 Pascal Belliet. 

I expected it to be a green and austere Sauvignon Blanc based wine ala its neighbor region, called just plain Cheverny. Instead, it leans toward Chenin Blanc. A little nutty due to what seems to be a slightly oxidized style but still, it's bright fresh and crisp. But that bruised red apple quality that Chenin Blanc gives me really comes through, especially if it sits open for a day. Believe it or not, we did not finish the bottle last night! 

This was $14.99 at the Cheese Store of Silverlake (our favorite cheese man, Chris P., is pictured!). 

4 comments:

Peter Blueaway said...

"Sauvignon Blanc based wine ala it's neighbor"
Proper-noun compound modifier in da maison? Ala is the magician who saws you in two in that soup commercial? 'It's' is the possessive 'it' instead of the third-person subject pronoun + auxiliary? You'll never blog wine in this town again. Btw, this drink is $14.99 @ the CSofSL, hot lipz. We slap the logo tag over the price tag for a reason, but not that reason. Btw2, Jeff Zimmitti turns 40 tomorrow. I have the cake, you have the unitard, let's have one jump out of the other for an old man.

Joey Bagadonuts said...

Thanks for outing the "old man." But I do like the imagery you created.

Amy said...

You guys are crazy - Julian I can't ever get my grammer right with you... Sometimes I type away and don't proofread - takes too much time... I'll make the change though, thanks for your fastidiousness. (did I spell that right?)

Just picked my unitard up from the cleaners. Let me know when you're ready to go...

Gramma Moses said...

That would be grammar.