This month’s French #Winophiles challenge is to find, taste, and write about wine from the Southwest region of France — or in French, Sud-Ouest. Like the name suggests, the region is located in the southwest of France: south of the more famous Bordeaux and west of the lesser known Languedoc. With a warmer and more generous climate than Bordeaux, grapes have an earlier harvest and tend toward a higher alcohol level.
A spongey cork caused some worry if the wine was ok, but it was beautiful. Nose – fresh stone fruit, seaside salinity maybe due to volcanic soils, rich mineral characteristics, saline, honeysuckle or jasmine, peaches and peach blossom, without over the top floral . John says cold melon or cantelope more cantaloupe than honeydew or watermelon when the melons are cold and ripe.
Who doesn’t love summer time suppers spent outdoors in the backyard with family and friends and a glass of fine wine?? The theme for our July Wine Pairing Weekend (aka: #winePW) is Summer Supper & Wine and Nancy and Peter over at Pull That Cork are hosting our monthly online conversation. As you may recall, Sue and I hosted back in April for Let’s Do Brunch, and we will be hosting again in September with an invitation to visit Portugal where I went in 2009 as a guest of Enoforum Wine.
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