Roger Lassarat 2001 Pouilly-Fuissé "Clos de la Grange Murgets" Vieilles Vignes ($20.00)
Eye-catching pale gold, light in color but intense in hue. It's intense in the aroma department, too, an amazing waft of peach, pineapple and spice. Full and ripe in flavor, immense fruit over a touch of butter, a description that sounds like a "New World" Chardonnay; but pure fruit, firm acidity and an underlying minerality brings success where others fail. A delicious wine, enough to convert the most ardent "Anything But Chardonnay" fanatic. US Importer: North Berkeley Imports, Berkeley, Calif. (Dec 23, 2003)
FOOD MATCH: Big enough to need forward flavors in a food match, and it found them in smoked bluefish and roasted red pappers tossed with farfalle pasta with a bit of crème fraˆche.
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