Friday, 10 September 2010
The Top 10 Wine of summer 2010
I’m back now, I’m sorry for the long time without post but I was focus on another project and I had some holiday as well.
So summer is ending soon, we still have some good day coming in front of us but I think it’s time to do a little review of this past summer. What did you drink the much and what kind of wine did you enjoy.
For my part I will made a top ten of my personal drinks from this summer. Of course they’re summer drinks but I’m sure you can still enjoy those one during the autumn coming.
N°1 : Rosé Corail 2009 Château de Roquefort
AOC Côtes de Provence
I’m not so rosé but those kind of wine made the perfect match for a very hot summer. This one from a very nice property situated close to Marseille. Here the grapes is well treat, they work in organic farming. Rosé from Grenache with is typical aromas of fresh red fruit, it’s so refreshing that you keep asking for more.
N°2 : Beaulieu 2006 Château de La Selve
VDP Coteaux de l’Ardèche
This red wine from Ardèche is a cabernet base and some Bordeaux should take example on it. The winemaker shows us how to sublime this grape variety in picking ripe fruit and without new oak. The typical aromas of cabernet (blackcurrant) are rich and persistent. The pate is velvety and long, a perfect match for red meat on a barbecue
N°3: Triple Zero Jacky Blot
AOC Vouvray NV
Made with no added sugar from the beginning to the end. This nice sparkling wine is perfect for late aperitif on the terrace. Citrus aromas and honeysuckle comes from the nose. Then it’s an explosion of texture very smooth with small bubble. It can easily replace Champagne.
N°4 : Chardonnay Classic 2009 Domaine des Terres Dorées
AOC Beaujolais Blanc
How to make a new world chardonnay in the old world? Jean Paul Brun found the answer with is Beaujolais Blanc, its round with peach and pineapple flavor. To drink until the end of the night!!!
N°5 : Paul 2007 Domaine Saladin
AOC Côtes du Rhône
A nice cuvee made from an old parcel of Grenache, on the nose it’s an explosion red fruit jam, the palate is pleasant not to heavy but present. Nice with some grill chicken.
N°6 : Pineau des Charentes
From any producer, just because I come from the area where is made and for me it’s the perfect match for an after beach aperitif. A refreshing brewage without any pretention.
N°7 : Paradis Originels 2009 Terroirs Originels
AOC Beaujolais Villages
Made from Gamay à petit grains, hand harvesting and vinified with elegance. It’s a perfect match for summer salad and grilled vegetable. The nose is like a red fruit pot with some rose flowers aroma. The palate follow the rest, light elegant and a nice refreshing minerality at the end.
N°8 : Magalie Rosé 2009 Domaine Saint André de Figuière
AOC Cotes de Provence
It’s maybe the rosé I drink the much this summer, so it have to be in my Top 10. It’s a typical Provence rosé with this hint of vine peach and citrus. This wine is so easy to drink that it should prohibit. Another pearl from Provence.
N°9 : Champagne Comtes Hughes de la Bourdonnaye Carte Noire
A list somebody who care in champagne, he work well and the wine he made from a large amount of Pinot Meunier are without sulfite and no “dosage”. It does simply reflect a pure expression of champagne, tiny bubble and aromas of yeast. Then it last for long and live your palate refresh.
N°10 : Miss Vicky Wine Fleurie 2007
Just because she is a friend of mine and I taste her wine recently. And I was agreeably surprise. This wine is elegant and very well made, rose’s aromas and ripe red fruit, palate is smooth and last for long.