Hello! I am hosting a Burgundy wine dinner and need some assistance on which wine to serve first: the chardonnay, or the Beaujolais? Below is the profile for both.
Note that before these two wines, I am serving a dry sparkling with gougeres for cocktail hour, and after these two wines, I am serving a Grand Cru (pinot noir of course) with Boeuf Bourgignon.
Would also appreciate suggestions on food pairings!
2007 Henri de Villamont, Meursault Les Caillerets, 1er Cru
Notes: 13.5% Alcohol. 100% Chardonnay barrel-fermented and ged 14 months in (30% new). Straw in color, bright and clear with well formed legs; dry, medium full-bodied with fresh acidity and very light phenolics. This is big, rich Meursault. Lovely feel. California meets the Cote d’Or but the cote dominates. Mineral and really ripe lemon plus more citrus. Note of Mushroomy earth. This is Cote d’Or Cahrdonnay for fish. Elegant but somehow still a bit rustic. “Caillerets” is actually north past Meusault in the Volnay appellation but legally sold as Meursault. Score: 92.
Villa Ponciago Fleurie La Reserve 2011
Bright brilliant color, reflecting garnet and violet nuances. The nose is fine and elegant, developing pronounced notes of cherry and blueberry. Violets and peonies complete this complex nose, giving it great distinction. On the palate, the wine is expressive, with a freshness that highlights its balance, structure and aromatic richness. It evokes mineral tones balanced by a pleasing ripeness. This combination gives the concentration and density specific to great wines, but with the great finesse and elegance of Fleurie. The finish is enhanced by delicate spicy touches, with remarkable length. International Wine Cellar - "Brilliant ruby-red. High-pitched, seductively perfumed aromas of fresh red berries, Asian spices and minerals. Juicy, penetrating and pure, with striking clarity to its lively raspberry and floral pastille flavors. Betrays no excess weight or rough edges and finishes sweet, focused and extremely long, with resonating florality." Score: 92
Thank you in advance! :)
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