Domaine de Pouy 2005 Vin de Pays des Cotes de Gascogne ($11.00)
Clear, pale straw color, with distinct citrus aromas - lime, mostly, and a dash of tangerine - with a background note of fresh herbs. Flavors are consistent with the nose, snappy citrus shaped by sharp, cleansing acidity that makes it a natural food wine. Its mouth-watering character makes it a natural to serve cold as a refresher on a spring or summer day, but allowing it to warm in the glass opens up a bit more complexity and texture, and unveils a pleasant bitter-almond character in the long finish. US Importer: Robert Kacher Selections, Washington, D.C. (May 13, 2007)

FOOD MATCH: Its tart citrus flavors and sharp acidity might overpower more delicate fare, but it's fine as a counterbalance to richer poultry or fish dishes including my choice, a roast chicken infused with fresh tarragon and sauced with a tarragon-Dijon bechamel.



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