Thanks @Jimmybob for starting the thread !
This here tonight…
…a Vire-Clesse ‘les Pretres de Quintaine’ 2012 from Andre Bonhomme. Firstly some geeky stuff.
It’s from a SE facing single vineyard planted more than a century ago. The wine was matured in 400 litre barrels, 25% of them new. with 2138 bottles produced according to the label.
Remarkably fresh for a Macon of its age with lemony fruit, butter and a savoury mealy quality on the nose. Fresh citric attack followed by rich and savoury flavours, as per the previous notes, on tasting. Deep and concentrated in flavour with fresh acidity to balance and a long tangy finish to end. A really impressive wine that would stand comparison with far more expensive examples from the Cote d’Or.
It was a fine partner to dinner too. With seared scallops, samphire and dried dulse seaweed to start…
…followed by Dover sole with brown butter, lemon and capers, new potatoes and more samphire. Er, although I was slightly gutted that the beautifully fresh whole brill on the slab in Waitrose earlier today was just a touch too large even for my appetite !
All the best for the weekend everyone.