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Do you like to walk on the wild side of wine?

collioure | Aug 11, 201301:01 PM

Right now Irouléguy Blanc 2009 Dom Ilarria from a small appellation in the Basque country of France.

Other Irouléguy blancs I've tried were dominated by Manseng grapes like a Jurançon, but this one from one of the stars of the appellation is 60% Petit Courbu. Flavors of pink grapefruit, lime with a touch of apricot according to Gault et Millau. Didn't go well with ginger-lime scallops last night, but I got the right match with a lime-mustard pork chop this evening.

I love these unusual little wines when they are good, and with the right food, this deep golden wine is quite good.

How about you? Do you like to walk on the wild side of wine, or do you just prefer excellence in better known grape varieties.

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