Friday is usually a dry day for us – but that’s all about to change, due to the other half reducing his working hours, and Friday is now his day off. “I can’t not drink on my day off” he informed me. So I go with the flow.
As it was such a gorgeous sunny spring day, decided to start early with an aperitif, and what’s better than an Aligoté.
The last time I had one was in Provence, of all places, but it’s a lovely – if rather neutral – white. This one we got at Tesco for £9 (you can see why Majestic is struggling, if even Tesco is selling a grape as obscure as Aligoté!), and it’s just what you’d expect – gentle floral notes, some lemon, maybe a green apple and a very crisp acidity. Tres bien!
For the main event, we opened a Tavel, which we got in a hypermarket in Dieppe.
It’s not the most complex Tavel we’ve ever had – but it has a nice nose of wild strawberries and raspberries, which continue on the palate; it has good subtle tannins and a nice gentle peppery finish. Not the longest finish in the world, but definitely better than many bog-standard rosés. We’re making some ratatouille, so it should match it nicely.
What are you drinking this evening?