Many interested forumites have been following my epistle on which wine goes best with crab cakes! Well, it`s rodeo week and time to get some red meat out around here at Doris Ranch. The usual possee of lady barrel racers are hanging out here this week and they seem to prefer anything really off the barbie but are partial to my pork, chicken and shrimp skewers. Agh, I digress.........
WTN: `04 Chateau de la Negly "La Brise Marine"-La Clape, Languedoc.
Third bottle tasted, always very enjoyable for around $22 Cdn, 13.5% alc, natural cork, opened an hour. 60% Bourboulenc, 20% Marsanne, 20% Rousanne. There is also a stunning range of reds out there.
Color. Light lemon, nothing in the way of legs.
Nose. Hazelnut, hint of honey. Some oak here with airing found pear, melon and some stonefruit aromas.
Palate. Pretty dry with nutty flavors, not overly bitter this time around. Appealing finish-quince, minerally and lipsmacking good! Terrific acidity and very good balance. Went very well with the crab cakes too!
****held up well overnight.Very nice, must get more.