If you’re new to wine and haven’t explored French wine, I invite you to seek them out. Without tasting French wines you’re missing a huge piece of the puzzle. It’s like going to New York City as a tourist, not having pizza, and not visiting Times Square.
While in Whole Foods Market today, I picked up this week’s featured wine Michel Tissot & Fils Chardonnay from Arbois Appellation 2014. This wine is 100% Chardonnay from the Jura region of France (lesser known than Burgundy or Bordeaux, but still produces amazing wines), Arbois appellation. The wine is aged 6 months in oak barrels.
The appearance of this wine is a clear, medium gold. The nose is dominated by yellow fruits; star fruit, golden apples, and green grapes. Non-fruit elements on the nose include honey, baby’s breath, and clay. The wine is dry with high acid and a long finish. You can taste dried apples on the palate.
Overall, I enjoyed this wine very much. There were no noted imperfections with the selected wine and would probably pair this wine with a fatty food because of the acid content. I’m thinking duck, a salad with a rich dressing, or even fried foods.
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