Nowadays there are sooo many wines to choose from. What is my favorite? You know, that would be a hard question to answer. I guess I would have to ask back, red or white, what grape, what area of the world! I guess I have progressed a bit in my wine world since I began seriously drinking this wonderful liquid back in the early 1990's. So now instead of just a "favorite wine", I seem to have favorite country's. Which leads me to today's selection.
I was thrilled again to discover an inexpensive French white wine that was not going to use up my weekly wine budget on a couple of bottles. This is one of the "finds" that I happen to come upon in my "Sam's Wine" search while in Chicago. I located a 2005 Chateau de Fongrave Grand Vin de Bordeaux from Gironde, France. This wine is from the area of Entre-Deux-Mers which is a large area of the Bordeaux wine region. Entre-Deux-Mers translated means "between two seas" because it is located between the Dordogne & Garonne rivers. This lovely white wine has 12.5% alcohol volume and is comprised of 60% Sauvignon and 40% Semillon grapes. Pop the cork and you will smell the aromas of citrus, such as grapefruit, and a hint of fresh peaches as they escape the bottle. The wine is a beautiful light straw yellow color as you pour it into your glass. As that wonderful liquid flows into your mouth you will get that fresh, crisp, dry, medium body, fruit flavor onto your palate. Not a real long finish, but one that makes your mouth tingle and ask for more. At a price of $9.99 a bottle, this one is on my list for summer sippers!
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