Tasted Tuesday, February 9, 2010 by xwine with 189 views
My turn to host our monthly tasting. I decided to do a "Tour de France" to demonstrate the wide variety of high quality wines outside of the major regions (no Bordeaux, Burgundy or Champagne). The idea was to expose people to wines with which they may have little or no familiarity. I chose Muscadet, Alsace, Arbois, Cornas, Bandol and Vouvray.
This tasting was great success. All the wines were brilliant and impeccable, with no flaws (no corked bottles, no brett bombs, etc.). What they all seemed to share is a sense of place, an identity, and terrific structure and balance. I was very happy with the tasting, and it seemed everyone else was, too.