Friday, August 28, 2009

WINES OF THE WEEK, 28 August 2009

2007 Domaine de Valmoissine Pinot Noir, Vin de Pays des Coteaux du Verdon
This is a cracking little pinot noir for the money, made in the the Var (Provence) by Louis Latour of burgundy fame. It’s medium-bodied, nicely shaped by gentle tannin and acidity and has convincing raspberry and cherry aromas together with some more savoury flavours.13.5% alcohol.
£8.49 or £7.99 if you buy two or more bottles, Majestic.

2006 Pouilly-Vinzelles En Paradis, Louis Latour
Another cracker from Louis Latour via Majestic, but this time from Burgundy itself. This is fresh, yet supple and rounded, with lightly toasted wheat and walnut notes, scented white peach, steelier, more mineral flavours and a fine texture. 13% alcohol.
£9.99 or £8.99 if you buy two or more bottles, Majestic.

2008 Cuvée Pecheur, Vin de Pays du Comté Tolosan
I promised something cheaper this week, so here’s a wine that’ll give you decent change from a fiver while delivering a simple, refreshingly light, zesty, and fruity mouthful. It’s from Gascony, source of Armagnac and lots of inexpensive fresh whites under this and other Vins de Pays designations (eg Gascogne and Gers). 11.5% alcohol.
£3.99, Waitrose