Two New Grapes!!!

I’m super excited about this wine, not only because it tasted good and represented a great deal, but also because it knocked two more grapes off on the Century Club application for us! This wine provided grapes 86 and 87….only 13 more to go!!  I purchased the 2007 Chateau la Canorgue Cotes du Luberon Blanc from the Domain547 for $18, it had a real cork closure, and clocked in at 13.5% alcohol by volume.  It’s a White Rhone blend of Clairette (new grape!), Bourboulenc (new grape!!), Roussanne, and Marsanne.  And it rocked.

On the nose I got lots of flowers, tropical fruit, a cream note, apple, banana, lime, citrus, and tangerines.  This is definitely one you should let warm up a bit.  I stuck it in the fridge for about 15 minutes and it came out all muted…I had to warm it up in my hands.  In the mouth I found citrus, lime, tropical fruit, apples, and star fruit.

I wrote down that the wine “is calling out for crab legs.”  Last night we drank it with some cheese crackers before a late evening dinner reservation and it worked well with those.  Overall, I found the wine to be crisp with a great mouthfeel that I associated with Marsanne and Roussanne.

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  1. I am also a big fan of this wine. If you like this style, you may wish to try the Proulx Facets. It is a marsanne, rousanne, viogner blend that is a damn near dead ringer for the Sine Quo Non Ablino which is 25 times the price.

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  3. Not Bourbelanc. Bourboulenc.

    Taste a Ch Beaucastel chateauneuf-du-pape and you’ll probably count a few more varieties. They use all permitted varieties. ;-) You really ought to come to Europe though…

    (But it would really be more interesting to count the good producers instead of the grape varieties.)

  4. Thanks for the suggestion restaurant refugee, I’ll keep an eye out.

    Thanks for the correction BKWine…that’s what I get for not looking it up and trying to spell it off the top of my head. I’d love to visit Europe again soon….hopefully these lotto tickets will pay off ;)

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