Wine: P. Dubreuil-Fontaine Bourgogne La Chapelle Notre-Dame
Grape: Pinot Noir
Producer: P. Dubreuil-Fontaine Pere & Fils
Region: France>Burgundy>La Chapelle Notre-Dame>Bourgogne Controlee
Date tasted: 12/12/12
Place tasted: I was in an abandoned tree house in the middle of ol' Grapers back woods. Someone would have asked me if I were alright had I not messed up my trail of bread crumbs. It had snowed on my gold fish earlier which made him happy as he chased the little flakes around his bowl. There was a nice selection of wine in that warm solar-paneled tree house so I chose this French Pinot Noir to sip on as my view expanded over twilights indigo kingdom; crescent moon shining silent and empty on the earths snowy winter facade.
Served with: I had it with baked salmon and miso butter served on a bed of spinach and fresh basil garnished with lemon wedges.
Fish, chicken, duck, cream sauces, mushrooms, brie...all good choices. Go with subtle flavors to complement the delicate beauty of this wine.
Appearance: A pale clear candy apple red through which a gentle neon orange glow emanates.
On the snoot: Strong powerful floral nose mingling with strawberries and soft wet moss.
Taste: Fruit forward with strawberries, clean and dry. Complexities featuring slight mushroom and sweet earth join the ride in mid palate followed by a slight feather dusting of tannin on the finish which lingers and levitates like a blessing before her final ascension.
Balance: Well balanced, light and dry. She is elegant with colorful complexities, depth of character, and well defined integrity.
Comments: All good wines go to heaven, and this truly fine Pinot Noir has earned her wings. She tastes like an exotic floral bouquet (and I don't say that to all the wines).
p.s. May you all have a marvelously decadent Solstice & Saturnalia. Exchange garden gnomes, eat human shaped biscuits(good luck getting the one with the bean), drink up the good cheer and drunken naked carol till your cold hard nipples and neighbors can't take anymore. Io! Saturnalia!
Rating: 4 staggering tipsys!
-A special thank you to CVS Pharmacy in Missoula, MT for their fantastic wine selection and knowledgeable staff. Everyone loves the wine guy!