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May 05, 2007

05 Domaine de Pouy, Vin de Pays des Cotes de Gascogne

In the same vinosphere as the tart alvarinho-, loureiro-, and trajadura-based wines of kindred Vinho Verde in northwestern Portugal, Domaine de Pouy has stood out every year--unpretentious, satisfying, and deceptively complex. It is the best ugni blanc (trebbiano) on the market--a reason (the only reason) not to distill this grape down to brandy--lean and green with flinty acidity, refreshing tartness, and a striking essence of starfruit, almond milk, and sweetened lime zest.

4 Comments:

Blogger Nilay Gandhi said...

Snow crab ravioli with butter, garlic, finnochiona, parm, a splash, and a glass. Some things are so easy.

1:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I almost smashed my laptop after listening to their website's flash audio! Think I'm gonna stay away from the wine.

11:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the jamelles, that is!

11:38 PM  
Blogger Nilay Gandhi said...

Add a little pancetta. Life just got better. This wine reacts brilliantly to salt. I imagine roast chicken with a crispy, salty skin would be just as much fun.

7:23 PM  

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