Finally, a little aperitif after a long working day:
Thymiopoulos’s Malagousia/Xinomavro blend. Light, fresh, pear-y, peachy and zesty, only let down by a very short finish. Still, gets one in the mood, as it were!
For the main event, a lovely Beaujolais-Villages from Dominique Piron, to accompany wild mushroom risotto on which the husband is slaving as we speak:
I’ve grown to love and appreciate Piron’s wines - especially his Morgon (both Grand Cras and Côte du Py are fantastic), though his Beaujolais Blanc is not too shabby either. The Villages is slightly less complex and minerally than his Morgon - as one would expect- but still offers excellent drinking experience at more-than-a-fair price.
The nose has notes of cherry boiled sweets, bramble fruit and red plums, as well as a nice undergrowth note. The palate has a core of delicious ripe fruit (cherries, red plum, hedgerow berries) underscored by a delicate touch of minerality and even a little bit of a savoury/mushroomy note. Finish is surprisingly persistent with cherries to the fore. Delicious!
Happy Tuesday, one and all!