Thursday, February 12, 2009

Domaine Mardon cuvee Tres Vieilles Vignes

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Winery: Domaine Mardon cuvee Tres Vieilles Vignes

Vintage: 2007

Appellation: Quincy

Varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Winemaker: Helene Mameaux-Mardon

Average Price: $20.00

Tasting notes: This Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley (about 50 miles west from Sancerre in France) has a nice lemon-straw color and a beautiful intensity. The nose is clear with a medium intensity. You can find some apricot, lemon and minerals notes. As the palate, it is a dry wine with a medium body and a high acidity, you will taste some citrus (lime), apricot and mineral (from the calcareoussandy soil) with a touch of bracken and a long finish.

Food Pairing Suggestions: This is a really nice wine to be drank alone, but also with a "plateau of seafood". It will be excellent with some Belon Oysters from France, or the ones you get in US (Washington, California or Maine). I love a glass of Domaine Mardon with some scallops lightly pan-seared, served over a leeks fondue. As dessert I would go for a fruit salad or a pannacota.

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