Hey hay chardonnay!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Brand NameLouis Latour
Wine NameGrand Ardeche
Vintage (Year)2005
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypeChardonnay
Alcohol %13.5%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating8 (on a scale of 1-10)

Another new wine that I am trying, this one is from France (a region that I try to stay away from). I must admit that catching the total tastes contained in this wine was hard for me to do; I chose to first taste it with some jerk chicken, spicy cabbage and peas and rice.

The wine itself had a slight chalky taste [to me, which is representative of the soil that its grapes grow in], but something else tugged at me, that made me think of grass but quite wasn't. That taste was hay. To me, I taste that, and muted flavors, though the winemaker's site claims notes of exotic fruit and a citrus aroma. They do call the bouquet delicate, which to me means an almost imperceptable taste, if not a very weak one. Now, I want to say that this is not a bad thing in a wine, because sometimes, you want something very light in flavor that won't shape the flavors of what you are eating.

There is no acidity in this wine, which complements the [slight] taste perfectly. I would recommend this wine when you want something that allows you to be you, and doesn't force you one way or another.


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