A day of hard work and dreadful weather call for a jolly, light-hearted sort of wine - so we opened a 2018 Arbois Poulsard/Plousard from the Jura:
Made by one of the most important Co-ops in the Jura, this is the epitome of easy drinking - but with a lot of interest! Very pale in the glass (and I do mean very pale!), the nose offers hints of autumn bonfire, bramble, boiled sweets and a touch of spice. On the palate it has savoury elements (a touch of medicinal and spicy notes) but also has nice sour fruit - a bit like summer pudding; tannins are discreet, and acidity is quite pronounced but balanced and appetising. There’s a touch of bitter peel on the surprisingly persistent finish.
I’m making hot smoked salmon pasta to go with it, whilst marvelling at what 50 miles per hour wind looks and sounds like. Yikes!
Looking forward to reading what others are drinking this week… Chin chin!