Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Domaine d'Ardhuy Bourgogne `07 DOC (not TJ's) $21.99 ***

There was a chicken roasting in the oven and I was sent to the wine rack.  I was perplexed. S noted that this would have been a night for a Beaujolais, but alas, there were no bottles to be found.  I was even sent to the cellar, I came back with a beautiful `03 Chardonnay (that retails for more than a monthly metrocard in NYC) and then I frugally grabbed this Bourgogne from the kitchen rack.  (let's face it, Bourgogne is a cousin to Beaujolais anyway... the Chardonnay is waiting in the fridge though)

Domaine d'Ardhuy Bourgogne is a very pretty, light, fresh red wine.  It is 100% Pinot Noir.  Bright in color, light in density, it adds a nice flavor when sipping, with a slight tannin finish, and it is low ETOH (12.5%).

After the Vinturi:  I am on the fence about this.  I think that the Vinturi may be too aggressive for it, but you do need to let this wine breath and open up.  I think that I would use a big glass* and just swirl it, and skip the aerator.

Roast Chicken
Tagalatelli in a pancetta mushroom cream sauce
Chicken of the Woods Mushrooms (There is a whole separate post coming about this)

*My wine glasses (usually pictures) are Reidel Vinum - free from Bacchus when you go to/pay for a tasting or class! I now have many, many wine glasses.

1 comment:

  1. Hello~

    I stumbled across your blog due to my intense LOVE for wine :) but your story was SO interesting.

    I wish you good health and I will continue to visit your site! My favorites are dry reds (especially Merlot)

    Can you recommend a good one? I am still a novice :)