There are few wines that can truly be described with one word, but this wine is the exception to the rule. The word? Pears…sweet, delicious pears… If you’re like me, and love the smell of fresh, sweet, aromatic pears, you may find yourself lingering in the aroma for quite a while. The flavor of this dry white is a perfect match to its aromas – delicious pear, touched with a slight grassiness. Ugni Blanc and Clairette are blended with Chardonnay to create this wine. The acidity is balanced and the finish is modest. Smooth and beautiful, this wine is a perfect accompaniment to light appetizers like a white bean dip with a crusty baguette, but will easily go with a meal of poultry or fish. I suggest that you even use any leftover wine (leftover? really?) as a poaching liquid for pears to make an amazing dessert.
I would like to offer a special “Thank You!” to Mary Watson at Cookology (www.cookologyonline.com) in Sterling, VA, for introducing me to this lovely wine.