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.