Like Sipping Roasted Marshmallows
I pulled out to drink for no particular reason. Neither of us felt much like cooking, so we assembled an array of snackies – frittata, chips and salsa, olives, prosciutto, that kind of thing. The wine paired well with all of it, even the mildly spicy salsa. Again, no great surprise. I did, however, exclaim at one point, that it had to be one of my all time favourite wines. Actually, I believe that I stated that fact several times over the course of the evening. What could possibly elicit such a response?
Roasted Marshmallow. Oh sure, there were a number of other aromas and flavours swirling in the glass. But, the caramelized goodness of marshmallows had me right from the start. I checked online to see if any were still available (I had only purchased one). Luckily, I found a whole lot. I think this wine must be one of the best kept secrets in the industry! See if you can hunt one down yourself; try it, and tell me if that subtle, smokiness doesn’t have you hooked.
2010 Château Moncontour Demi Sec Vouvray, Chenin Blanc, Loire, France $17.95
Appearance – bright and clear, yet very pale with just the slightest hint of straw colour
Bouquet – very nice blend of apple and Bosc pear, with undertones of roasted marshmallow
Flavour – Very well balanced with nuances of quince and apple. This wine is extremely good for the price, and would be great as a stand alone or served with a delicate fish dish or roasted chicken with rosemary.