Friday, January 9, 2009
Philippe Gilbert, Menetou-Salon, 2006.
Now when Peter poured this wine I tasted it as Alsatian Pinot Noir because it had like NO FRUIT. It is a mineral bomb. It didn't have the earthiness or mushroom quality of AC Bourgogne Rouge, and not the rusticity of Sancerre, I had no idea where to place it. I knew it was Old World cool climate Pinot and that's about it.
Super fun because I can't remember when I've had a wine with less fruit. I can't say it enough. Acid was moderate, not overwhelming, tannins were non-existent... it was just minerals and I don't know what. So simple, and yet so elegant. We watched Forgetting Sarah Marshall (what a dirty movie!) and it was the cleanest thing about our night.