Ah, it's a new year, and I've been happy to find that I
can get one of my favorite wines again (Manta Sauvignon
Blanc; it's extremely inexpensive, but a great deal).
Along the way, I picked up this bottle of Recolte. While I
am not a Francophile and dont' believe that they have some
superiority of wines, I dared to try it anyway.
I had it chilled, which is how they say that it's best
presented, but unfortunately, it was too dry for my taste.
While I am familiar with both the Ugni Blanc and the
Roussane grapes, I felt that this wine had a majority
Roussane twinge to it. On the flip side, I don't ever
recall having either the Bourboulenc or the Grenache Blanc
in the past.
This wine is probably good when you are eating something
like crackers, or having a food where you don't want to
influence your palate too much. The label says that it is
fruity, but I find it totally devoid of any good character
and more bland than anything else.